03. December 2007 · Comments Off on Having a Good Time · Categories: Links, Ramble

A blogger writes about the fun he and some colleagues had at a recent concert.

I’ve seen some of my fellow musicians—always strings, at least so far—do similar things.

I don’t have a problem with fun. Really I don’t. Of course if an oboist did that we would probably sacrifice quality for fun. And I guess that’s the thing that worries me. We do want to enjoy. I smile on stage. I move. But I can’t dance, or I won’t sound as good. It’s just the way it goes. So I guess one has to think ahead about what might be fun, what might lower quality, what might not, what might distract the audience, what might even anger them (yeah, I think about that; we need our audience!) … it’s about a lot of different things. And balance. I guess.

In any case, it’s something to think about, right?

Thoughts? What do audience members think about performers doing little “moves” on stage? Fun? Distracting?

After all, the audience is who we are doing all of this for. We gotta keep you happy. 🙂

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