The Definition of a Gracious Host.

by Karl Tatgenhorst on June 28, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I went to B96s Summer Bash with my daughter Claire and my “other daughter” Alex (close family friend). I have to admit that I am a lover of pop music. The bands were really fun to see and quite top notch but something occurred to me. Most of the bands felt that the audience was their to see them and so they owed it to them to give a 100%. However a couple of them understood even further that while THIS crowd may have come to see them, it was actually because of all the crowds before as well as this crowd that they get to be on the stage. These performers went way beyond 100% because of the gratitude that they obviously felt. One such band was Karmin, they described how they were recording videos on Youtube a year ago and their Youtube, Facebook etc… fan base was responsible for “Changing their lives in a great way” Their performance had no shortage of heart. The other surprised me, Flo Rida. He came on the stage and like many before him commented about the “lovely ladies” in the audience, but unlike the others he then thanked them for being there and his staff brought out dozens of roses which he threw into the crowd. Then during his performance it started to pour, many performers would (and did) take cover. He hopped on the shoulders of one of his body guards and rode through the audience. He even ventured into the nose bleeds (which was far from our nice seats). The point is, he saw the crowd getting soaked and went right out into it and turned even the rain into a good time. That is the definition of a gracious host. Hats off to you Flo Rida.
When you see a performance, what things make it special to you?

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