Re: A Little bit of Theory
CHS, the only thing you can do is to make the best of what you do have.
Like Bob said, you can connect w/ the audience w/ eye contact.
Granted we are way more hidden, but you do what you can.
As far as feeling underappreciated, best to just drop it. No good can come from that, it would probably be viewed as whiney.
I would say that it's the front peoples primary responsibility (more than the drummer) to get the crowd involved. Too many front guys just stare at their necks thinking how cool they think they are. How boring. I want to see people's eyes, I want to see them be a part of things, reacting to the others, not, "look at me look at my instrument".