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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You can even hire your own bartender, especially one who knows how to work the crowd and entertain with flair bartending.
The know exactly how to work the crowd, and while they played some of the more obscure Queen tracks, within no time they had everyone back up on their feet, singing and dancing almost of if it was the real thing on stage in Caerphilly.
FANS FAVOURITE: Lead singer Brett Anderson can still work the crowd " Bassist Mat Osman continued: "That riff at the beginning, Richard (Oakes, guitarist) had it for along time - and the whole song is just built around it.
Hopefully myself and the high jumpers can put on a show and work the crowd."
Clearly a quick learner, during her first public walkabout in Nottingham withPrince Harry, not only did Meghan work the crowd like a pro, but she also politely told one couple "we're not allowed to do selfies."
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.
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.
Like Less than Jake they know exactly how to work the crowd and they know exactly what the crowd want to hear.
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.H.) celebration.
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.
It's a mixed bag, but one that works well and allows him to change the pace and work the crowd, who appreciatively greeted every track.
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.