5 Bizarre Dark Sides To Modern Orchestras

09/06/2011 10:00 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2011
  • David Moye www.cracked.com

Most people think of the orchestra as a hoity-toity elevator music club invented for your granny's listening pleasure.

And while it's true that most members of their audiences are probably knocking on death's door , playing in one must still be an honorable, noble profession, right?

But like all forms of music, the orchestra has a the seedy underbelly of drugs, horrific injuries and low pay.

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