I got interested in demos after seeing all those little cracktros in front of the C64 games I downloaded. I always looked forward to downloading a new release so I could see the neat little intros and listen to the cool chip music. It goes without saying that I enjoyed some of the intros more than the games themselves because, in my eyes, the intros were like little pieces of art and you could tell that the coders and musicians put a lot of effort into making their products stick out (eye/ear candy). I couldn't wait to get an Amiga so I could see the 16-bit cracktros!
Check this out: Word of Cracktros