From the "Otto Show" episode from The Simpsons, guest starring Spinal Tap. This famous scene best exemplifies concert cliches that we in the audience just fall for every time. I was at a concert this week (John Mayer/Counting Crows). The singer mentions the name of the city and crowd goes nuts. Happened just like in every concert that I have ever been to. What surprised me is that a ton of people started leaving after John Mayer thanked everyone for coming and told us he was going to sing his last song. Yeah, right, "last song," wink, wink. Haven't they ever heard of the other big concert cliché: The Encore? They didn't even turn on the auditorium lights and people still thought the concert was over. Encores have become such a cliché that you are surprised if there isn't one. It's like in wrestling when a wrestler makes a "surprise" entrance to the ring. If it was so surprising then how come his theme music is already cued up and ready to go? In concerts, the encore is so rehearsed that even the lighting guy knows what song is going to play so that he can coordinate with the show. It always cracks me up whenever I see it happen. We're so easy.