How the crowd affects me depends on the show I am going to. At big venues, I could care less about everyone else. When I was at the TMG show, the crowd didn't really affect me, aside from when everyone ran up to the stage when he started playing Death Metal. But when I was at the Cap'n Jazz show, the crowd was amazing and it was my first experience in a mosh pit. There were barely any dbags aside from a couple guys who constantly stage dived, and most people were respectful towards each other, and would stop moshing around a certain area if something happened or if someone dropped something (like when I dropped my glasses...twice. After the show I was covered in everyone else's sweat and had broken glasses, but being part of a crowd like that felt awesome.