Size Doesn’t Matter
I knew ticket sales were low for the Burlington show last night, so I wasn’t surprised to see a smallish crowd. And it really does change the dynamic of a show – the energy level drops, everyone’s afraid to make noise, and that performer-audience feedback loop doesn’t generate as much heat as when there’s a huge mass of people. But as I said last night, the per capita enthusiasm levels were as high as ever (for which I commend the fine people of the great state of Vermont) so I think we all handled ourselves pretty well in the end. Thank you guys for keeping up your end of the bargain – I hope you didn’t mind me trying out some new stuff, but I thought it was better to work without a set list and just see what happened. And as they said in Casablanca, we’ll always have zombies.
Tonight the Iron Horse in Northampton. Onward!