[W]e’ve been really blessed with enthusiastic listeners but also like you said very loyal listeners. And that’s the kind of thing that just continually reinforces one of the core reasons why we come back out on tour because touring is actually the most difficult part of doing this. xxx xxx xxx But then once we’re on stage and performing music we will revisit these ideas and these sentiments that we wrote down and recorded, sometimes 10 or 15 years ago, and see someone 20 feet away from you who’s experiencing it live for the very first time and that takes away all of that other noise. xxx xxx xxx All that stuff, it’s like everything disappears. You lock eyes with somebody you can tell is seeing you for the very first time, and that to me is the coolest compliment in the world.
Brandon Boyd on connecting with their listeners.