The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #171205   Message #4140917
Posted By: Joe Offer
01-May-22 - 08:33 PM
Thread Name: audience singing along in concert
Subject: RE: audience singing along in concert
I remember the first time I went to a Bill Staines concert. It was at the old Palms Playhouse in Davis California, a legendary venue. The place was only about half full, an audience of about 75. But everyone there knew all the lyrics to all the songs, and sang along with all their hearts. I went to Bill's concerts there every year after that. And then one year, Dave the manager forgot to book Bill, and I never got a chance to hear him after that.
But those several Bill Staines concerts were the best audience singing I have ever heard.
I think of myself as a song leader, not a performer. If I can't get people to sing along with me, I feel I've failed....but I'm usually successful.