Re: Point of View - Behavior of Band Members at Gig
That's the annoying thing, some musicians tend to be like that, going by the phrase 'uh, it's just fun uh' - funny enough, I've rarely seen drummers do that, but that might be my prejudice :-) The sax player of one of my bands used to do similar weird stuff at gigs, focusing more on acting out than playing her part. That annoyed the hell out of everyone else in the band.
On the other hand, I think it can be okay for a singer/guitarist to play some songs 'alone', but only if the rest of the band agrees and the music forms part of the entire set - not just satisfying someone's ego.
Jazz ain't dead, it just smells funny