Re: A Little bit of Theory
For me, making eye contact with the crowd takes second stage to making sure I do what I need to do so that the audience can feel exactly what me and the band feels when we play this music.
Music is all about delivery of feeling, expressing whatever it is you wish to express. If you can get the audience moving and feeling with you, they arn't going to give two shits what you look like. Albeit stage presence is important, but for a drummer, just laying down the beat and holding things together is about as much as you can do.
To quote a band i mention a lot on this forum, Circa survive,
"It's the talent, not the promo shot."
In order of importance for a band:
Feeling then stage presence THEN looks/eye contact.
1977 Slingerland Concord