What Actually Makes A Good Crowd
It really should go without saying, but the genre of music being played at an event has nothing to do with the quality of the people in the crowd, or the event itself. Many other factors play much larger roles in event and crowd quality, and comments citing the genre of music as a reason add nothing to the conversation.
There’s plenty of ways to talk about your experience at a show, and the ways in which the music impacted your night. But, thinking that the events, or crowds, at a show playing trance is any better or worse than one playing bass, solely based off of the genre of the artists performing, is absurd.
Going to shows and experiencing crowds in a variety venues, with different styles of artists performing, has taught us that things like the size of the venue, the popularity of the artists, the location of the show, event security, and more all play much larger roles in crowd and event experiences. None of this has to do with the types of music the artists play, or the type of people that music allegedly attracts.
Surprisingly enough, people make decisions to do things without consulting the figureheads of their favorite sub-genre of dance music. Attempting to hold a genre of music accountable for the people attending their shows is ridiculous. Different crowds have different experiences, and oftentimes the acts of a few can impact many.
These types of issues always accompany any type of event the size of many of our favorite shows, and being the best people possible is the only real way to create a quality crowd. There aren’t better people at crowds with certain types of music, just different people. Connecting with these different people is one of our favorite aspects of our local scene, and we’re tired of needless negativity being spread by a vocal minority.
Let us know what you think makes a quality crowd and if you think the genre of music being played has an impact. Comment below, on Facebook, or reply on Twitter!
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