Originally Posted by ToySoldier#34
People here seem to think a set loses it's energy when a slow song is played like Virginia in the Rain, yet beg for songs like I'll Back You Up. When you are actually at a show there isn't much of a difference in the crowd reaction between the two, both slow everything down. Preference of what you would rather see played is obviously understandable, just saying slow songs take a lot of energy out of a building in general because the majority of people there aren't as familiar with the songs.
A crowd, in general, gets more hyped for seeing a song like IBYU over something like VITR, especially because of how often it is/isn't busted out. But again, regardless of what the slow song may be, I think a set definitely loses some energy, when those songs pop up smack dab in the middle of an energetic set - unless it's an exciting song for the crowd. I don't think VITR is exciting - I feel like I'd need to be high at a show to enjoy it. Just opinion, as we all have.
I've been seeing this band/D&T since 1996 - I've seen IBYU 6x. VITR came out in 2015 and I've seen it 8x already. There's a difference.
Again, for me, during D&T it's not all that bad because I feel like it goes along with the flow... but full band... SCREEEEECH!