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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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Although Gomez only shared a glimpse of his concert, The Weeknd shared a longer video of himself working the crowd and pleasing his fans as he belted out his popular tunes.
Hepburn getting ready to meet Middlesbrough at the Radio 1 Road-|show in Stewart Park in1999, above, and dancers working the crowd, left
Perry, working the crowd, seemed to relish meeting Iowa voters.
The sight of the Emirati working the crowd is fascinating.
This is the Stones at their best with Mick Taylor peeling off blistering solos and manic Jagger relentlessly working the crowd.
Working the crowd, Van Zant paraded a Welsh flag to great response from the audience.
Above all, Kenny Ball proved that he's still the master at working the crowd, even persuading the audience to sing along with All You Need is Love as a finale.
Standing in the midst of the crowd, he speaks for ten minutes without a microphone, working the crowd up before the show officially begins.
I ALSO loved Kasabian for their sheer indie arrogance - lead singer Tom Meighan working the crowd into a frenzy like a pro.
Hughes took a cue from her sister Sarah, the 2002 Olympic champion, soaking up the moment, smiling wide when she hit her jumps, working the crowd, acting like she was just having the time of her life.
The season ticket holder was more used to working the crowd into a frenzy prior to Newcastle home games with a legendary dance routine at The Vaults pub, in Newcastle's Bigg Market.
and why he seemed to float above the proceedings, not shaking hands or working the crowd, his staff hanging out in an office several floors up from the convention hall.
Perhaps aware of her husband's precarious position in the Religious Right these days, Bauer stuck around for the entire conference, working the crowd and talking to attendees one-on-one.
Working the crowd hard as the perfect rock 'n' roll foil to the likes of Radiohead and Pink Floyd, the band took us took us through some of their greatest moments.