Originally Posted by barbogast
So what's the general vibe gonna be for this show? That's probably a tough question to answer really because I'm not sure what there is for a comparison, but if I go for a really good seat near the front should I expect a normal DMB summer tour type crowd or more of the traditional attentive D&T style crowd? Maybe somebody that has seen Dave and Tim at an outdoor summer venue could give me an idea what to expect
Unfortunately, crowds have definitely changed from the shows you are familiar with. As I'm sure you know, the "woo" during Warehouse aren't as strong, the "love" etc. during Granny aren't as loud. It speaks to an overall changing of the guard.
At CMAC and Standing Rock (inside of course) there are those people who stand up and then turn around looking at the crowd behind them flapping their arms like idiots in the 'stand up' motion and not being courteous to the 'sit and shut the fuck up' vibe we have come to know and that in which Dave likes from his many comments on tapes over the years. I also blame the Dreaming Tree wine people who have no real fan basis and don't know any better and also the corporate people in their member boxes for the same reasons.
I am all for a general crescendo where the energy builds and maybe we stand up at the end, but standing up comes much earlier these days because of course, no one wants to stare at someone's back.