The audience were made to dislike the guy before the decisions started.....<br />
The bloke was made out to be a pla<x>yer who had no respect for women, that he was full of himself AND that he loved a practical joke, no matter how far it went.<br />
Suppose the guy had been introduced as the nicest guy you would ever wish to meet, someone who was a carer who was on his first night out in 6 months? or suppose someone who was terminally ill on his last night out do you think the audience would have been as mean to him? <br />
Yes crowds can act in irrational and unthinking ways which 'we' individually would never act but DB's show had too much 'background' and the crowed were manipulated
I tried to get into his stuff a few months ago, but it's too sc<x>ripted and the "real people" are actually horrible actors who keep forgetting their lines. Check out "Darren Brown at the Dog Track" and you'll see him at his worst.
I thought it was obvious and predictable - not as good as his usual stuff.