For as soon as we started out there was much clapping and thumping out there.
This particular song allows for different variation in harmony and if done well can achieve a spectacular effect. I tried some of that during the chorus part...I always do so for this song, including stamping the floorboard.
The crowd got ready and once we started they went, " Chan Mali Chan ...hoi, hoi!, Chan Mali Chan...hoi, hoi !" pumping their fists into the air.