If you're performing rock or metal, you probably won't notice.
For most songs it doesn't matter, but on fast songs w/ an intricate rhythm . . . can be disconcerting.
(Heh . . . dis - 'concert' ing.
It's more noticeable w/ larger crowds. If you're sitting in the front or the back, you can usually hear it.
Yeah, some folks just have bad rhythm, but that's not what I'm talking about.
I think it just takes a fraction of a second longer for the music to reach the folks in back.
And then it takes another fraction of a second for the sound of their clap to reach my ears.
By the time the performer hears it, it's no longer a crisp, solid rhythm, but more of a sloshing, dragged out sound.
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