The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience. Lester Bangs Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Artist and audience Audience Author Lester Bangs Source Village Voice Medium Newspaper Language English Time 1977 1970s 20th century Occupation Journalist Writer From United States Authentication Score 3 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Lester Bangs. "How Long Will We Care?" The Village Voice, 29 Aug. 1977. Citation text copied to clipboard.