Skip to comments.Classical music still effective at dispersing loitering teens
Posted on 04/07/2011 7:40:01 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Classical music still effective at dispersing loitering teens
April 4, 2011 | 9:00am
With all sorts of the funding cuts hitting orchestras during the recent recession, there is still one aspect of classical music that local governments find valuable -- the music's unfailing ability to disperse loitering teenagers from public areas.
Whether its Handel piped into New York's Port Authority or Tchaikovsky at a public library in London, the sound of classical music is apparently so repellent to teenagers that it sends them scurrying away like frightened mice. Private institutions also find it useful: chains such as McDonald's and 7-Eleven, not to mention countless shopping malls around the world, have relied on classical music to shoo away potentially troublesome kids.
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...And Rap music is effective in dispersing parents. (lol)
This is really heartwarming!
Whatever volume Abercrombie plays in its retail stores has driven me out of there with a promise never to darken their doors again.
I found that playing “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede had the same effect.
I'm sure these troublesome kids look just like those in the file photo that L.A. Times used for this story.
Roit, roit, roit..that Classical is sure to dis-perse me and me droogs Dim, Georgie, and Pete. We would sure run when we hear the Loveley Ludwig Van! Love, Alex DeLarge
It disperses SOME teenagers. I always enjoyed classical music as a teen.
I bought my 3 yr old grandaughter this DVD, and she loves it.
It features featuring Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Copland, and an animated sheep dance, "Sheep to Sheep" ala Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Well, if classical music doesn’t work, perhaps a few tolchocks to the ol’ gulliver will do the trick.
Sometimes the malchicks just need a little of the Ludovico technique to get the proper response to classical music.
Horrorshow response, fhayek, you are a good chelloveck.
The Powers That Be had best read Burgess before they pump classical into the little gullivers full of cal.
The unintelligent hate signs of intelligence.
My daughter just made lead cello in the county youth orchestra, so I imagine it would attract her and her friends.....
I have a lot of fun with this.
Whenever I am near any of these punks who ride around with their radios blaring all that s**t a** rap music, I crank up a classical DVD I have as loud as I can.
You should see their faces. They don’t know what to do.
A local Burger King played old Bill Anderson Country Music songs over speakers in their parking lot and the kids cleared out real fast.
Slim Whitman would make their heads explode.
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