Sorry, I wasn't paying close enough attention.To be clear, I wasn't there and I didn't make the original comment.
At 2001 Worlds, it's been established by several FSUers in the audience during the free dance that notes were passed around suggesting that fans turn around during the medal ceremony. This is pre-SLC scandal that we are talking about. I wouldn't be too surprised if some fans were that catty in 2003, as well.
I stand by my original response too. I think most hard-core fans are going to applaud everyone. I don't know how we get from a few people being catty to saying that comprised the audience as a whole. I really didn't feel the dance was fun or audience friendly just because it was rock and roll.
For the record I didn't like Bourne and Kraatz's dance either and most of my surrounding neighbors felt the same. As I said earlier Lobacheva and Averbukh weren't convincing and were scored by technique and reputation. I also felt that Bourne and Kraatz were not convincing in their style. I would have given it to Denkova and Staviski over the top 2 teams any day. They by far won the popular vote where I was sitting.