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    Did somebody order some cheese? ChuckCheese's Avatar
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    Greensboro, NC

    The One Thing LP Needs to Be a Great Live Act Again

    It's been said a million times before, and please feel free to argue, but: Crowd interaction.

    I want to see LP make their shows fun again. They're on the right track now with wanting to make the sets more high energy, but just standing there and playing song after song without saying anything besides the generic "Thank you" and "How are you guys?" doesn't exactly keep the energy up. I've been to a decent amount of shows, and I've seen a lot of bands that sound great (I think LP sounds fantastic live, even on Chester's off days), but don't say a word to the crowd, and, surprisingly, it gets boring. I'm not asking for the guys to start monologuing or anything like that. Go listen to a 2007 or early 2008 DSP. That is enough crowd interaction to keep the show pumped and interesting. Tell the crowd when to jump, when to put their hands in the air, when to clap, have them make some noise at certain points, anything. Just listening to them play song after song does get boring; it becomes less of a show. They just need to get the crowd involved in the songs again.
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    DunkCity Blake's Avatar
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    I still think their shows are great cause of the new setlists, but I also agree here!
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    February 8th- VoxNora, Atlas Genius, and Imagine Dragons. (Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ)
    April 18th- The Postal Service. (Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ)
    June 6th- Hillsong United. (ShoWare Center, Kent, WA)
    September 7th- Chivalry is Dead, Always Right, Monhagans Dixon, Straight Til Morning, Visions of the Martyr, To Each His Own, and Romance Mechanics. (Pub Rock, Scottsdale, AZ)
    December 3rd- Get Dead, Masked Intruder, Anti-Flag, and Less Than Jake. (The Nile, Mesa, AZ)

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    February 17th- Imagine Dragons, The Naked and Famous, and Nico Vega. (US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ)
    August 31st- Ed Sheeran ( Arena, Glendale, AZ)
    September 5th- Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Dan+Shay, and Neal McCoy (Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix, AZ)
    September 10th- Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, and AFI (US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ)
    October 13th- Empire! Empire!, Free Throw, Cave Sounds and Glencove. (The Underground, Mesa, AZ)
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    The black sun never sets, for it never rose Pidgeon's Avatar
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    You forgot to mention though that Chester or Mike jump into the crowd every night which is cool. But i agree that they could do a little more.

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    LP used to be very social with the crowd, making each night special, ranting on about something or saying something unique about the city. It was really cool. They kind of stopped in like 2009 and haven't been very socially active since. It sucks...

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    BEST IN THE WORLD Cure4thItch's Avatar
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    I'm down with this.

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    Trapped Inside This Octavarium Harlz's Avatar
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    May 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    They got the crowd pumping when I saw them for ATS by talking and shit.

    I think they just need to put some more focus on the other band members sometimes, have the crowd get excited about Brad or Joe or something.
    And a little improvisation wouldn't hurt.
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    Sep 2010
    They need to go into the crowd, and share the mic with fans to sing along with them. I'm hoping I get to the front row with my LPU laminate/lanyard for a chance to interact with Chester and or Mike.

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