A few weeks back I went to my mates birthday dinner, and we were about 1.5 meters from a band that was playing. Was so annoying. There was four of us, and I would have to lean over and shout in the person's ear that I wanted to talk to, and the rest of the table couldn't hear it. Basically had solo conversations the whole night.
Then when they finally took a break they came around and tried to sell us a CD of their music. -.-