I mentioned in another post that I just had knee surgery and consequently, I have a lot of time on my hands to just sit in front of the TV. I've been watching a lot of highlights from various music festivals, and one thing I noticed that quickly became annoying is the lack of variety in stage banter. What the band or front person says to the audience. "Are you ready to rock", "Lift your hands in the air", "Lets make some noise", pretty much all the same ole stuff that every other band says. I started wondering if it's all starting to sound alike because I'm getting old and I've seen it all before, nothing new under the sun and all that. Or is it just the younger bands that are on these kinds of shows and they haven't heard it a million times already and it's new to them. It made me start thinking more about what my bands say on stage and how we interact with the audience. I was wondering what some of your bands do and say on stage to not sound like a cliche'?