btw....have you ever seen/heard thousands of people clapping (correctly) a 9/8 beat..here you go:
Super stage background. Super crowd! Super groove.
...groove by the way: The question of measure reminds me of a former drummer of my former band.
He became every time crazy if we didn't count a song. 1,2,3,4 = 1st cycle, .... 1,2,3,4 = 4th cycle = 1. Verse, now chorus: 1,2,3,4 ...
If we played from the belly and made a mistake he was absolute in raged.
And now you show a crowd in 9/8.