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Monday, February 9, 2009

Audience Participation

In an earlier article I proposed that putting an extra mic on-stage is a good way of encouraging audience participation.

The more you can engage your audience, the better the experience will be for you and for them.

Here's another way to get your audience, 'in the game.'

1. Shaky Eggs - Purchase 10-20 percussive 'eggs' from Sam Ash or another retailer. LP makes a great 'egg' at a reasonable price. Distribute one-egg per table. Give a short demonstration to the crowd on their proper use. Encourage the audience to play along with your songs.

Collect the 'eggs' at the end of the show. You'll lose a couple on occasion, but the increased tips will more than cover the expense.

You can also order 'eggs' from LP with custom printing on them ( So, the 'eggs' that get 'legs' still have a lasting value to you.

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1 comment:

  1. you will invite some bad stuff if you do that "the drunk guy who thinks he can sing or worse"
    to invite friend i can see. but just have a mic waiting is asking for trouble