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More on Audiences - Livin' the Good Life

Apr. 7th, 2008

01:11 pm - More on Audiences

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The subject of audiences is interesting to me because they are so unpredictable. Sometimes our audience will be subdued and unresponsive, and then one party will come in and be so enthusiastic that they get the whole room going! Or suddenly, for no apparent reason, the audience wakes up and starts hootin' and hollarin' and clappin' (the alcohol kicked in?) like they just noticed us for the first time. Who knows? Sometimes it seems like we are playing particularly badly, and yet we get an extraordinary amount of compliments. Other times, like the other night, we thought we played our best show in a long time, and the audience seemed oblivious. Go figure. Anyway, that's why we need to depend on each other to have an enjoyable time no matter what's going on (or not going on) out there in the audience. There must be an art to it, and I believe we are slowly learning the ropes.