Newbie Nugget: Etiquette on The Lawn

This summer we've been living on the lawn of Jay Pritzker Pavillion. We've seen concerts. We've seen movies. We've seen dance.

The Lawn - Millennium Park

There's one thing that each event has had in common.

There is a very clear etiquette people follow while on the lawn.

The Lawn - Jay Pritzker Pavilion

And apparently the gist of that etiquette is, "Do whatever the hell you want while paying absolutely no attention to anyone around you."

The night we watched Giselle, there was a group of six girls sitting behind us having their BOOK CLUB. Seriously, they were fully discussing a book. They had a bottle of wine and a list of questions. They weren't whispering. It was like the lawn was their freakin' living room. And do you want to know the kicker? They were discussing Fifty Shades of Grey.


It seems that the further you move back on the lawn the more rowdy the people get. But, we've definitely learned a lesson. Any expectation of total quiet or a crowd actually paying undivided attention to the performance has been thrown out the window.

Have you ever had an, "Are they really doing that here?" moment at an outdoor public performance?