The second night of 12MM, was different. The audience sat contemplatively, with me but hard to read. As I melted over at the beginning of the music, I head someone get up and thought, oh, there goes the person that took the invitation to leave. But then they joined me. Along with 6 or so others. Suddenly the set and ensemble had appeared. The music played through to the end for the first time.
Equal parts satisfaction, fear, and support.