Boston, Jan 25 2003
That show last night was totally awesome! Brandi and me drove, like, 45 minutes to see it. It was wicked sweet! I hadn't heard anything about it until, like, thursday after my student council meeting I was at home surfin the web when this guy James IMed me with the news. He's in my youth group and he's Ok, I guess. Like, I wouldn't date him or anything, but if he asked me out I would probably go. You know, to be nice and stuff? Anyway, he's a little weird and has this little bit of hair above his lip like he's tryin to grow mustache but cant or somethin, but he has pretty cool taste in music, and anyways, he IMed me with the news, so I totally had to IM Brandi, cause she's like the biggest fan. Our moms said we could go, so on Saturday we took off!
It was such a sweet show. Like, I never thought that Christian music would be cool or anything but the show was good. I was into their CD, but they were better live. Like some bands CDs are pretty good, but then you see them live and they're awesome, or they¹re good live and the CD stinks, or the CD stinks and they stink, or the CD is cool but they stink live you know? Like I remember seeing Avril Lavigne on the teen choice awards and she sounded sorta weird, but her CD rules! Its sorta like that. Anyways, the Crowder band put on a really good show, but sometimes the Crowd was too loud and I couldn't hear all that well. That was dumb. Wow, did you notice how close Crowder and crowd are, like almost the same word, but not really? LOL : -)
COUNTERPOINT: YOUR WRONG!
by Robert Smithson, Ph.D.
My dear, you are flagrantly wrong! My extensive research on the subject of the relationship between the artist and the audience has shown with overwhelming evidence that in no situation can the audience be too loud. The findings could not be more clear on the matter. If one watches the MTV for any amount of time, eventually one will discover that artists often refer to "feeding off the crowd's energy." If broken down scientifically, it amounts to a simple give and take. The relationship is mutualistic, not parasitic. The two must feed off of each other, for if one side of the dynamic were to take more than give, the other side would eventually parish. It is as simple as comparing the relations of the tapeworm to the host with that of the clown fish to the deadly sea anemone. Is nature not beautiful?
So you see my twee little waifish friend, the band must feed on your algae! You must let them eat, and in return, wrap them in your protective and venomous arms. For the love of God, embrace them!