I remember my first big concert, at the Sleep Train Arena (back when it was Arco Arena), and being excited when the last act ended their last song, and the crowd called the group back on for a final encore. The arena had gone dark and the show seemed over, but the excitement was palpable. The crowd chanted for Lip Bizkit to come back on (I was 13 and it was the 90s….), and when the band came back on stage, the crowd went wild. I remembered being amazed that the band had performed an encore, like they had come back on stage just for their fans. The more concerts I went to, the more I realized that it was all a lie: encores were planned, and not the spontaneous act they seemed to be.