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Play to the crowd

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 06, 2006

In Reply to: Play to the crowd posted by Vikas on April 06, 2006

: What dooes it mean to "play to the crowd"? I assume it means to give and audience what it wants.

Yep, that's what it means. This can be used as a mild rebuke, such as when an old rock band "plays to the crowd" by performing songs that are 20 years old instead of trying out some new stuff that the critics want to hear.