I only posted this because I got so fed up reading the ‘Old People’ title over & over again in Comments! At my age - we don’t like to be reminded!
But seriously, I recently started a thread on another forum about a certain Scottish band who dress up like extras on the Braveheart movie & who claimed they were Scotland’s best live band & later that they were probably the best live band in the world!
This thread trawled on for ages, but out of it came an interesting discussion on what everyone found ‘entertaining’ about a traditional music concert.
There is of course a place for repartee between sets & songs but once the music starts, do we really need to see folks prancing around the stage & leaping around the hall in costume, or do we need the musicians to at least wobble their heads, feet, arms, & any other bits that wobble in time to the music, or do we prefer them to appear as if they are concentrating on what they are playing and just modestly tapping a foot to the music?
I personally go to hear good music & don’t particularly like being distracted by circus performances - but then I’m an - ‘old people’!
What is your preference?