One thing I’ve noticed over the years is this effect I get when watching a band I don’t know very well. If they show any signs of weakness whatsoever, I’m on edge for the whole show. If they make it clear from the start that they’re well-rehearsed or have things under control (stage presence, license) then I can relax and enjoy it. When a band I don’t know puts me at ease and then rocks the shit out of me, I’m pretty immediately a fan. That’s how I felt the first time I heard Hot Snakes. It hasn’t diminished.