work the crowd

work the crowd

To excite or entertain an audience. Man, that singer sure knows how to work a crowd! They're going wild for him! The keynote speaker was late, so I had to work the crowd for a while to stall.
See also: crowd, work
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Hopefully myself and the high jumpers can put on a show and work the crowd.
With David's ability to sing, MC and work the crowd while DJing simultaneously, TS5 is a completely unique experience.
5 0 cent, aka Curtis Jackson, knows how to work the crowd and used his charm to cover some uncomfortable moments when he pounded the stage at the Metro Radio Arena.
Whatever your music tastes are, Brownstock caters for them across their six stages, with this year's headliners Basement Jaxx (above), Example, Sub Focus and DJ Fresh guaranteed to work the crowd into a frenzy.
Blending his art of storytelling with his quick Irish wit, New York emcee REDRUM knows how to work the crowd with his music speaking of life in the streets, survival and inspiration.
Dressed casually in a sleeveless button-down shirt and khaki shorts, Ayotte stopped with Romney for lemonade along the parade route and helped him work the crowd at the Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (N.
Terrible name aside, their teen rock histrionics and their road crew's attempts to work the crowd into a pogo-ing frenzy may have been entertaining, but not quite what the Nottinghamshire quartet intended.
The main act was supported by Welsh band The Blackout who knew how to work the crowd, with plenty of local banter which went down well with the fans.
Do they work the crowd, preaching peace, love and forgiveness?
See if your dancers could perform their competition routines at halftime while the college dance team members work the crowd, passing cans for some can-do dancers.
She added: "John Paul used to work the crowd a bit whereas Benny's only new in the gig.
Meanwhile, one woman deployed her two young sons to work the crowd, hawking $10 T-shirts bearing an alligator drawing and the words: Harbor City You Will Never Catch Me.
They play singalong pop songs dressed up in glitzy rock 'n' roll trimmings -and they work the crowd like no-one else can.
He's very personal and knows how to work the crowd,'' Medel said.
I don't think there's a place in golf for that sort of stuff - walking ten yards behind your opponent and fist-pumping to work the crowd up.