SXSW 2013: Free Energy on Crowd Participation
'It's like an improv show. They give you three nouns and you have to run with it'
March 17, 2013

Philadelphia-basd rockers Free Energy stopped by the Rolling Stone Rock Room at SXSW to talk crowd dynamics and their approach to playing live. "The energy that comes back from the crowd is pretty essential to most of the shows. It's pretty unique, unlike a recording that's there forever," said singer Paul Sprangers. "I see it more like an improv show," added guitarist Sheridan Fox, "where you ask for crowd interaction and they give you three nouns, and you have to run with it." 

Interview by Eric R. Danton; text by Joe Pinsker

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