Commentary On All the Fan Club Unity Projects
I was thinking about this whole unity sign and clapping thing that the "true fans" wanted to do in Chicago and will probably try to get going at other venues. I think these “true fans” need to analyze their motives. First, any type of mass use of signs and clapping through an artists songs is rude to the artist and also rude to your fellow concert attendees. Any demonstration of this magnitude is not about you making Keith feel special, but it's about you getting noticed/recognized for organizing something. Don't you know that the best way to make Keith or any performer feel loved and appreciated by his fans is to simply sing one of his songs back to him. Have any of you “true fans” not noticed the beautiful, rapturous look on Keith’s face when the entire crowd sings BFTGOG back to him, it makes him feel special, like someone is listening to his music, that he's truly appreciated. I am not saying sing back loudly every song during the concert, but to just go with it, sing to him, make him feel loved by the crowd. Not doing it for recognition, but doing it just because that's where the music takes you that night. Some of you have gotten so caught up in planning the road trips, that you’ve forgotten what Keith tried to teach us which is to live the moment, to “Be Here” at the concert and just experience everything about you, the music, the crowd, everything that makes the moment special. When we are there living the music, Keith is there enjoying performing. All Keith want’s you to do is bring yourself and enjoy the music, if you can remember to do that, then the moment in time that is that concert will take care of itself.
Keith needs this right now, especially if what we suspect is true and something or someone has eroded his confidence and he's nervous about how he is going to be accepted back after having to spend time in Rehab.