Looks like somebody unwrapped one cough drop too many at the Boston Pops season opener last night. About 20 minutes into a performance of the score to the film Gigi (presumably not the inciting event, but one never knows) a couple of meatheads in a side balcony went all WWF on each other. The cellphone video below’s too dark to catch the meleé itself, but you can hear a woman scream and watch conductor Keith Lockhart stop the orchestra for about a minute while they place their bets try to suss out the situation. Only in Boston, right? You half expect the crowd to start chanting “Yankees Suck!”

Friday Update:  Apparently Ben Folds was part of the Pops’ program at Wednesday’s opening night after the brawlers had been ejected. An MSNBC site has some footage of the actual fight, which, damn them, I can’t download.

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