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  • I prefer having folks dance rather than just sitting and listening. Am I wrong?

    I just did a multi-band show/jam and, while I enjoyed it all, the most fun I had was when the floor was full of dancers.

    Is that bad?!?

  • #2
    That's pretty strong feedback that people are enjoying what you're doing. I prefer it when people are dancing too.

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    • #3
      I just did a multi-band show/jam and, while I enjoyed it all, the most fun I had was when the floor was full of dancers.

      Is that bad?!?


      No thats not bad. I do think that you also have to understand that not all crowds are dance crowds. We play a house gig in a bar/food joint. Not a lot of people dance but we do get some dancers. For me what does it ,, is when the room erupts in applause and hoots and the like after we get done playing a song. For me thats more of a show of appreciation than dancing. Dancing people do for them. When they clap and hoot and stuff ,, its somthing they do for us.
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      • #4
        It's the easiest way to tell weather you are playing for the audience or playing self indulgent crap.
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        • #5
          I'll admit that I do like to see girls hit the dance floor but I don't necessarily take it as an indication of how well the band is performing. Really it's more of an indication that people have enough drink in them to loosen up a bit.

          It does annoy me to witness band members urging or pleading with people to come dance.
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          • #6
            I like it too but that's pretty much what we shoot for with my bands, Even my trio.
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            • #7
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              It does annoy me to witness band members urging or pleading with people to come dance.


              Yeah, I hate that too.

              I especially like it when folks seem compelled to dance by the strong rhythms of the music, like they can't help themselves.

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              • #8
                No thats not bad. I do think that you also have to understand that not all crowds are dance crowds. We play a house gig in a bar/food joint. Not a lot of people dance but we do get some dancers. For me what does it ,, is when the room erupts in applause and hoots and the like after we get done playing a song. For me thats more of a show of appreciation than dancing. Dancing people do for them. When they clap and hoot and stuff ,, its somthing they do for us.

                I kind of hard to tell how hot the women are when they are sitting on their asses.

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                • #9
                  There's nothing with that. I love to see a floor full of dancers. Something about a packed dance floor that makes me crazy things!
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                  • #10
                    I kind of hard to tell how hot the women are when they are sitting on their asses.


                    I am married ,, in fact today will make it 19 years.

                    As for the dancers ,, a DJ can get dancers up. How many people clap for a DJ> dancers to be tend to more of a self absorbed crowd. The top entertainers tend to play concerts. Dont get me wrong a crowd thats on their feet dancing is cool , but its not the end all when it comes to rock and roll. 5 or 10 thousand people out front seems like it would be far more rewarding.
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                    • #11
                      I am married ,, in fact today will make it 19 years.


                      Sack up and ask your wife if it is Ok to at least look at the talent. Or at least to quit putting Saltpeter in your oatmeal.

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                      • #12
                        Some of the best gigs I've had, and some of the best till ringouts as well, were gigs that were more like concerts than dances. I prefer an audience who responds over one that doesn't. How they choose to respond is up to them. But I never feel like I'm failing because I don't have dancers.
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                        • #13
                          It does annoy me to witness band members urging or pleading with people to come dance.


                          Yeah. The only exception we have for that is when we make fun of hotties "dancing in their chairs" and follow it up with "all it takes is one or 2 of you beautiful ladies to come out there and the floor will be packed" or whatever. If we make someone blush we only point it out and escalate it. It always gets a smile and a laugh. It's a good ice breaker to get people out there early on.
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                          • #14
                            Sack up and ask your wife if it is Ok to at least look at the talent. Or at least to quit putting Saltpeter in your oatmeal.


                            I live on south padre island ,,, trust me there isnt any shortage of eye candy down here. Prolly none that would go out with you though lol. You prolly would just go home with blue balls lol. Nothing worse than a red assed bass player with blue balls..... they are worse than drummers.
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                              As for the dancers ,, a DJ can get dancers up. How many people clap for a DJ> dancers to be tend to more of a self absorbed crowd. .


                              This uncanny knack of managing to both miss the point and insult entire segments of people at the same time is just staggering.
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