“It wasn’t until Check Your Head that we discovered ourselves and how our records affected people and how our actions affected people,” Diamond says. Later, while discussing the Check Your Head tour, he notes that it was the first time that they’d played rooms small enough to actually interact with the crowd in a meaningful way, and that they were no longer “these rock star people that needed to be separated from [the audience] anymore.”
One of the best concerts I’ve ever been to was during this tour. The show was at a wedding/banquet hall. Probably big for a wedding, but small for a concert. I was a couple feet away from the front of the stage, in reaching distance of the band.