What better way to enjoy the resonance of live acoustics than in the comfort of your home? Word has quickly spread throughout the city as many Florentines are being introduced to an American and English musical phenomenon: the house concert. Based on the ‘secret gigs' gaining popularity in the US and UK, a house concert is a spontaneous get-together of musicians and music lovers in a private residence or other intimate, informal setting where the audience and performers can interact. The audience, usually about 40 to 50 fans sitting wherever there is room, hears roughly 45 minutes of a live, acoustic performance of pop, folk or rock music. Sometimes the audience knows the artist's identity beforehand, and sometimes it remains a secret until a just few moments before the concert. Spectators eat, drink and mingle before and after the performance.