I always liked unplugged performances because they felt more intimate and real. That genuine quality and raw nature of the sound is what engenders connection.
I've been thinking about this concept lately, of wanting to unplug and go back to experimenting with ideas by doing them as artists do with sounds when unplugged.
Less performance for a public, more conversation with smart and accomplished colleagues.
It's more fun to riff off the insights of who is working on creation than to debate who is or isn't the rock star in the room. We could discover there is more there there.