I’ve been there. What happens is that the ceremony cannot wait until the bedlam stops when one of these self-absorbed families and gangs of fools whoop and stomp and cheer for 15-30 seconds. If they did that, in a large class, the proceedings would drag on for way too long. So they just keep going and call out the name of the next kid.
What happens is the next graduate gets to mount the stage in the bedlam, NONE of his family gets to hear their graduate’s name and honors announced due to the noise from the preceding graduate.
It’s as if these hollering boors don’t care about anyone else but themselves.
Oh. Do you think that’s it?