with you completely, Templeton
. I can clearly remember going to a Weezer
concert as a teenager, and feeling let down because they were compelled to play
songs mostly from their newer album. While I enjoyed hearing about half japanese girls, I would rather have heard about the garage, or even that sweater
. But I digress
. Knowing a musician's art before you see he/she/them live makes the whole experiance far more vibrant
. Now, granted, this tendency can be a serious annoyance
to those around you. My first Weird Al Concert was a less than perfect experience
because even though *EVERYONE* else around us were singing, I was getting hit for sing
ing along. My friends gave me the argument that "We came to hear Al
sing, not you, boyo."
Call me crazy, but I thought the point of a live performance was to have a more vivd experience than you could have sitting in your home listening to a CD. Feh.
Another facet to this is the fact that some people learn auditorially. I know when I've heard a song three or four times, it's probably all mapped out in my head at that point, and singing along with it is a reaction that mostly can't be helped. To those of us with the song learning ability of a freakin' myna bird, I salute.