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Music in restaurants is, and has always been, a pet peeve of mine. To start, I'm a musician and it's difficult for me to focus on conversation when music is playing, because my poor brain can only concentrate on one thing at a time, so I'm mentally bouncing back and forth between conversation and music. Also, everyone has different taste in music, but apparently restaurants that foist their idea of music on customers never give it a thought. But the problem occurs here in France, too, and it's getting worse. A couple of years ago I went to a restaurant I like in a very small village, and they were blasting some techno-pop from speakers outside the restaurant, in this little bucolic village. Since myself and a couple were the only customers on the terrace, I asked for the music to be turned down. The substitute was some very fast tempo bebop jazz. When I complained, the server (wife of the owner) responded, "but it's Miles Davis" as though that made it alright. Needless to say, I haven't been back. So my vote is for NO music, or very soft classical.
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Nov 19, 2021