What’s the point of live music performances? Well, I look at live music events as the last chances to fall in love with a band / an artist / an album. Oftentimes a new album just fails to win my favor, entirely or partly, despite my desperate attempts to set myself up as a fan of it — say, twice on earphones, three times on the car stereo, and four times on studio monitor speakers. Then I’ll go to a live performance, if there’s one, to see what’s going to happen. Most of the time, an electrifying live performance can effectively reconnect me to music that originally turns me off.