one time, there was a political dinner party and because stalin's arrival was announced, everyone clapped non-stop for 11 minutes, even though stalin didnt actually arrive. everyone was afraid to stop clapping. the first person to sit down and stop clapping was sent to a gulag.
JFK gave a speech in front of the Berlin wall, and after he finished, people voluntarily applauded him for 20 minutes straight, including germans on the east side of the wall.
to be loved is better.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOP0HQUTSo0