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Re: getting past the disappointing gig
8/9/2012 11:43 PM
Chris Pinto (24464) wrote:
There's no real plan of attack here, so, I'll just toss in my 2c, for what it's worth! haha
Sometimes it's fun to just act a little wacky & silly! Crowds seem to like that! hehe...Especially if you're a guitarist... We're kinda known for being a bit strange, anyway, so, use that to your advantage! LOL
However, all joking aside, I truly think that "working a crowd" comes with some experience of playing live. And you also have to be a bit confident, too...Once you're really used to playing "live", you will start to loosen up a bit, and the crowd responds to that, believe it or not. A crowd can read into that. You would be surprised....
I've seen some great local bands in my area that played really well, but, were absolutely boring to watch. Like watching 4 sticks in front of microphones....So boring to watch, it hurt! They just stood there, didn't move...etc...Being a good, "tight" band is important, but, you have to work a crowd, too, and have a little fun doing it..
Probably why I admire guys like Angus Young, so much. I mean, here's a guy that's ALL OVER the stage, and gives 300% all night long! He can WORK a crowd! Now, I'm not saying you have to dress up like a school boy, and skip all over the stage all night, with no shirt on (LOL), but, you get the idea...You gotta' have your own "schtick"...make people want to come see you guys! Be a fun band! Be different!
That's really the key...Have FUN! If you guys are having fun up on stage, chances are the crowd will have just as much fun. Don't take yourselves too seriously. I never did.