I was at a Galactic show last night and had never noticed that their light show is one of the best in the business. And it made me think of what makes a good one versus a bad one. The lighting was warm and ambient and adhered to the basic flow of the music, so it really complimented it without trying too hard to be its own standalone show. Very similar to Phish.
What I liked the most is whenever the lights were shined directly in my face, they were muzzled enough to not blind me or confuse the hell out of my pupils. I could still look at and see the stage.
So I know there are people's friends involved here, and honestly I don't care, but if you shine unpleasant blinding spotlights directly in my face, as far as I'm concerned your lightshow SUCKS ASS. And I will say so. STS9 and NMAS light guys, I am looking at YOU. Having interrogation lights ruin my night kind of even makes me angry. But it doesn't seem to affect others as much as it affects me so maybe I stand alone on this.