The crowd wasn't lame. I don't know how singing pretty much every word to every song and fair sized mosh pits is considered lame. You can't really get more crowd participation than that.
Except for the old drunk guy in the windbreaker and the big bald guy (he would just go out of his way to go and push people that weren't moshing, like people that were up against the rail) that were in the moshpit. Fuck those guys.