Performance or In House
When we set up a new session, (they move on sometimes round here for a variety of reasons), the locals seem to feel we should play as a performance like we are playing for an audience.
We try to explain that this is not what we are about and then they look hurt and think we don’t want them around, or that we’re stuck up.
We have this problem at them moment, caused mostly by the geography of the pub. Also, though we have some people who are just beginning to play out, who don’t feel confident enough to
play in front of an ‘audience’. We really like to feel that we give everyone a chance to feel ‘safe’ at our sessions, but it’s a difficult line to tread.
How do others of you find this problem of performance re just relaxing and playing and having fun?