I'm frequently reading about how rubbish London audiences supposedly are, and I don't fully understand it. It seems to stem primarily from a lack of dancing. Does everyone really want to dance at gigs? Personally I find that quite annoying. I'd say that the vast majority of the time I want to stand there, nod my head, tap my foot, sup my pint. This is at guitar band / noise type gigs. Someone flailing around and constantly bumping into me is just an irritation to be honest. Dance (in a very, very broad sense for the sake of brevity) gigs / events are another matter.
So I guess what I'm asking is:
- Is the bad rep that London audiences have of being static / unappreciative true? Is it deserved?
- Do you people really prefer mad jumping & dancing around / wow were having a crazy time gigs to standing there just listening to & enjoying the music gigs?
- Do people in playing bands dislike playing to London audiences for this reason? Are we all just jaded, unappreciative dicks?
There's obviously a lot more to this whole issue, but it's somewhere to start y'know