We've already had 'what are your favourite instrumentals?' type threads, but I want to know how many of us actually like instrumentals, how many dislike them and how many are indifferent. Primarily re. hearing them at a salsa event/venue. And DJs: do you play them? I'll get the ball rolling. Yes I like to hear and dance to them, and if I attend a night without any it's a disappointment (although if what is played is good that's far more important). As a DJ there's not many nights I play at where I can play many instrumentals, and some nights I might not play any. (Unless there are on2 dancers present I don't normally bother. The only exception might be Alfredo Linares' instrumentals, which are very on1 friendly. I have had more than one request not to play 'any of that xylophone stuff'.) And you?