Hey all, a interesting few questions for you all... 1) How do you involve the audience at your gigs or don't you at all? 2) Do you do it between songs or do it during the songs? 3) Do you think they appricate it or do you think they'd prefer you to just get on with it? My answers are: 1) Of course audience involvement is essential for any band. 2) During and between songs. Between songs we talk (plurally) to the audience and tell a joke maybe. During songs we involve them via clapping, getting them to join in with the chorus or a echo effect or to get them to sing along with our signer who'll go through the audience looking for people who know the lyrics and who are willing to sing into the mic. 3) From the audiences i've been in they all enjoy the gigs much more because they feel more involved and know we appricate them, if it weren't for them, we wouldn't be gigging. My 2 cents.