Wow! The 92nd Street Y—a place that regularly hosts cultural events (I once sat through a piano concert there where half the half-full audience slept)—charged people $50 to hear Deborah Solomon interview Steve Martin, disliked the way the conversation was going, sent a note up to the stage during the event (!) to chide Solomon for talking too much about art and not enough about comedy and movies and TV, and then, the next day, offered to refund everybody's money because they had been subjected to too much talk about art.
From the story in the New York Times:
According to Mr. Martin, viewers watching the interview by closed-circuit television from across the country sent e-mails to the Y complaining “that the evening was not going the way they wished, meaning we were discussing art.”
It was, he said, “a little like an actor responding in Act III to an audience’s texts to ‘shorten the soliloquies.’ ”