I play in a rock band. We have good front lighting. We also have a back truss with several par cans, and a few movers. I aim the back truss lights to hit the front of the stage. I have programmed the movers to not hit the audience in the eyes for the most part. My thinking was I don't want to blind anyone with the movers. The first row of the audience usually gets some residual lighting from the back truss, but the rest of the crowd is mostly unlit.
Do you recommend that bands light the audience to create some ambience? If so, what kind of lighting (ie wash, movers, etc). Do you put your audience lights on the back truss, or from the front of the stage? Thank you.