There’s a great deal of social pressure to follow any crowd. If everyone else stands to cheer, then you feel the pressure to do the same. This is why every performance, literally any performance, now ends in a standing ovation. All it takes is one person rising and everyone around them feels uncomfortable until they join in.
BEARD: They are a quiet lot. When did it start?
CZAR: When we signed that endorsement deal to pay for the new stadium. Have you ever seen more limp fans?