I maintain couchsurfing and crowdsurfing are basically the same thing — you're falling into the audience and you're trusting each other.

Amanda Palmer

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“The Art of Asking.” TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Art of Asking." TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by musician Amanda Palmer means that she believes couchsurfing (staying on people's couches when you travel) and crowdsurfing (jumping from the stage into the crowd during a concert) are essentially the same thing, because they both involve trusting a group of strangers. The quote is from Palmer's 2013 TED Talk about the type of relationship she believes artists should have with their fans -- one of trust and reciprocity. Watch the full TED Talk here: Amanda Palmer - The Art of Asking