Originally Posted by jon e rotten
The question I was trying to ask is more, 'Does a band/drummer need to have a certain level of skill before they engage in showmanship?' Does it bother you if they aren't technically very good, but try to put on a big show and engage the audience?
The OP talked about engaging the audience so they don't feel isolated. I'm not trying to dismiss showmanship, and I think it's a valid question, but maybe you've been through this before.
In many cases, the music doesn't even matter. Take Lady Gaga for example. It is about the show. For her/his 'music', it is about chanting two words 1000 times until you buy his/her record while youwatch his/her video so you can figure out if it is a he or a she.
My Adam's Apple is too big, otherwise I'd have done it too.