Greetings to all. I wonder if anyone out there has experienced divided feedback in regards to "stage presence". I play in an original rock and roll band, people always say we sound like a classy 60's vibe type but thats besides the point ;-). When I play im usually very laid back and groove along to the music and although I err in looking at the fretboard from time to time I always enjoy my time up in stage. Now here is the thing. Usually when we finish playing the crowd is always very vocal about how much they enjoy the music, our humble attitude and our skill as players. One thing that has become constant is that I ger divided feedback on my stage presence... The males usualy tell me that I need to be more active on stage that I play good but that I look a bit tense or stiff like i am not having a good time (which is strange cause I love playing live) . Friends of mine who know me for years and strangers alike have commented on this and as of now no stranger that has said this to me has mentioned it in a hater/jealous sort of way.. They always seem honest at least in my perception. Now on the other hand many females have showered me in compliments saying that my presence and mood on stage is great and that they feel the good vibes coming from my side of the stage and that it looks great and that they dig what im doing up there. This has happened quite a lot over the last year and it kibd of puzzles me really. Its awesome that the girls can dig my whole thing up in stage but i reallyfind it strange that the opinion is divided like that. Anyone out there has had the same kind of comments.