Comparing My Hobbies: How Live Boxing Differs From Live Theatre

You can call out instructions to the performer, and he might do them.

You can drink beer.

The person behind you, who is related to one of the performers, can yell the name of the performer in a loud voice continually over the course of the time said performer is visible.

When a performer leaves the stage, people will stop him and list what he did wrong, and all the ways he can go about things differently next time.


  1. Having never done either? I'm going to take your word on these.

  2. Terrific post! Plus your kid can run around like crazy and have a great time!

  3. I have to say I love the atmosphere (I'm talking amateur boxing), though I find it a bit at odds with what's going on in the ring, which is a lot of work. Boxers work harder than anyone, but Joe Shmoe is sitting there yelling like he's a full-time expert. Or not paying attention at all, and off buying that beer.


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