The crowds are probably bigger now than some of the shows last year. (excluding festivals where other bigger artists are performing at the same show).
In watching every clip i can find, for each of the endless summer shows so far, the crowds seem not as frantic and wild as they previous year. I think that might be due to
the fact its a larger crowd than before, and the core fans from before whom were truly madly crazy in love with Lana del rey, (like someone mentioned here awhile back), makes up a smaller portion of the crowd..you may have a number of people at these shows, that are not as die hard fans, as before.. so a more 'calm' crowd it seems to me.. i still here lots of screaming from the diehards in the front rows though..
I've seen that happen to plenty of bands as they got bigger over the years..its kinda weird the way 'getting bigger' works for some more intimate artists. I agree with Lana (if she actually think this way)- the smaller more intimate venues, suits her style better than a large or huge festival stage.Lots of people i know just go to every big show they can, even if they don't know most of the artists songs..LOL..just for the big crowd scene. Doesnt, really matter to me, its not a popularity contest, could care less how many people go to the show and say good or bad things about it. I think she sounds great.