The Best Gig Ever

Even though the band had no clue this was organized by an improv group, this is exactly the kind of thing you want talent buyers to see at your first gig in a new town.. [via JPF]

2 responses

  1. Very interesting. Two things I noticed. First is that a lot of the fake audience members were actually enjoying the show and letting themselves get into it. By consciously opening themselves up they enjoyed the show and were actually happy to be supporting the band. Says a lot for the normal, guarded person in an audience.

    The other thing I noticed was that the band stepped up the show in response to the audience. We all know that effect and it’s great. Too bad it was with hackneyed, cliche moves. I guess they just hadn’t had enough experience in front of good audiences to be able to have created their own image yet. Sure, you have to do some of the cliches because it makes people feel comfortable, but ya gotta have some new moves to show them too. 🙂

  2. Best Gig Ever

    Joe Taylor turned me onto an improv group in NYC which showed up at gig and posed as superfans. A few years ago, I was sitting in the office of Paul Lucks and I asked him about the rumors of