Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wait...There's a Band?

It never ceases to amaze me when I get to watch the videos after a show. I may have touched on this a few times in previous posts, but it continues to make my day discovering the various videos from different angles that get posted. YEMblog, among others, is a great source for aggregating all the material in one place.

One of the things I am starting to notice more and more is that there's an unbelievable amount of chatter going on during shows. For clarity, I am not talking about statements or questions like "What song is this?..." or, ", look what he's doing to that Martin...". I am referring to full on family reunion meet-ups with dialog catching up on every piece of information not discussed since they saw each other last.

Take a listen to this Meatstick. After Trey recognizes the group requesting the song, and aside from the awesome the background is a large din of conversation that just keeps going...and going...

This one is a little worse, in my opinion. Full on conversations going, and "Woo!" thrown in every now and then when recognizable parts of the song come around. And ironically, screaming during the most quiet parts.

Are you kidding?....listen to the break down arrangement again. It's really cool! I'm not saying keep your mouth shut for every song, but it gets a little ridiculous when you ask someone to please keep it down so you can actually hear the music. And before you say "Well, he was playing acoustic, so you could hear the talking more..." I would answer, "Well, he's playing the acoustic, so you should be talking less."


  1. As you do most of the time .. you're right on here Jiggs . I want to hear him sing I want to hear the music. I am not here to to hear about your weekend trollops .

  2. tl;dr woooooaaaah listen to the music.