Getting dejevu regarding this question..sure wew have had before...
My job is basically performing in front of a crowd as a celebrant so I am used to crowds and can hold my own socially in one. However I also really enjoy one to one conversation.
I am a very private sort of person,and I avoid noisy crowded situations at all times!! I even need to really be in the right frame of mind just to have a single visitor! I far prefer my beloved dogs to most human beings.Having made this comment,I DO have some very dear friends who I would do anything for,and whose company I truly enjoy.But even so,I do not need to be with them all the time!
I prefer spending time with people one-on-one, but if I am going out with one person, or with a few, to a place where there will be a crowd - I'm all for that. I think gathering with people you don't know for a shared event or activity is pretty great.
I loathe crowds.
When young, I was not permitted to attend pop concerts or football games, and have no desire to do so now. I do not enjoy anonymous people pushing, shoving and shouting, and do much to avoid them. Speakng/singing/acting to a crowd is different - the crowd is not crowding me :-)