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    "offer up" is defined as "to give something to God" in a dictionary, so does it make sense in this context? Do performers play music to an audience as if they did it to God? Or is this just an exaggeration?

    gu48)When an audience feels that a performer or group of performers has done an outstanding job, they'll call for this...In some cases, fans may even call for a second one after the conclusion of the first encore. When this occurs, the performers have to decide whether they want to offer up another or not. Eventually they may have to refuse, or these could go on all night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    "offer up" is defined as "to give something to God" in a dictionary, so does it make sense in this context? Do performers play music to an audience as if they did it to God? Or is this just an exaggeration?

    gu48)When an audience feels that a performer or group of performers has done an outstanding job, they'll call for this...In some cases, fans may even call for a second one after the conclusion of the first encore. When this occurs, the performers have to decide whether they want to offer up another or not. Eventually they may have to refuse, or these could go on all night!
    You have given one meaning, but not all meanings. I can, for example, offer up my car as collateral for a loan. In the text you provided there is no indication that God is or is not involved. I assume that it merely means whether or not they will perform another act.

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    Default Re: offer up another or not

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    "offer up" is defined as "to give something to God" in a dictionary, so does it make sense in this context? Do performers play music to an audience as if they did it to God? Or is this just an exaggeration?

    gu48)When an audience feels that a performer or group of performers has done an outstanding job, they'll call for this...In some cases, fans may even call for a second one after the conclusion of the first encore. When this occurs, the performers have to decide whether they want to offer up another or not. Eventually they may have to refuse, or these could go on all night!
    Look at the words I have put in bold and read them as if they were one sentence. Does that help? And no, it has nothing to do with god.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: offer up another or not

    Of course, if it was John Denver, God might be involved.

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