09:21 AM on 08/30/13
Nice read, I enjoy the linking of sports and music.
I definitely agree with the article. In my opinion, a live show isn't supposed to sound exactly like the record. Obviously the band does their best to perfect their live show, but a live show for me is more about energy and the atmosphere than the songs sounding perfect. I've watched many videos from shows I've been to where you focus on the sound and think, man, I thought it sounded much better than that. When you are watching the video though, with video quality aside, you're just focusing on the playing like you would when you listen to the record. Backing tracks, especially in the punk scene, must go.