This is interesting. I wonder what the pet peeves were back in the day before electronics took over our lives. Possibly, the rustling of newspaper print or billowing cigarette smoke, speaking of which, was smoking allowed in Broadway theaters at one time?
Dollypop said: "Many years ago, I was at the infamous performance of CAMELOT, where Richard Burton was so damned drunk he couldn't get through the 1st scene, let alone the show. We stayed for the whole show (Richard Parry was an excellent replacement), mailed in our ticket stubs the next morning and got full refunds in the mail a few days later."
Oh brother, you stayed for the whole show, even enjoying his replacement; but yet, mailed in those ticket stubs.