They're going to ban Smartphone use at shows

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  • Lost In OhioLost In Ohio Posts: 4,909
    Use your damn phone if you must, BUT KEEP IT OUT OF OUR LINE OF SIGHT!! You aren't so f'ing important making a shitty video from the seats that you can put on You Tube and "impress your friends"......So I think most of us agree ....keep phones down.

    Bingo!

    Between the people that forget they're filming and they start screaming or jumping up and down while holding their phone in portrait mode, you hit the nail right on the head.

    "Why is my video so damn narrow? I didn't get the bassist to the side of the stage!"
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  • tschavtschav Posts: 1,564
    Some background from Jack White on why he went the Yondr route:

    "I don't care about the recording, I would think that actually is kind of cool, but what I don't like is the non-engagement. They're looking down and checking the sports scores and texting and stuff.

    And then you can't clap, you can't clap back, and if you don't have a setlist, you need that, you need to engage with each other. I mean, it was just a period a few years ago where it was just starting to feel pointless to play live, there's just no engagement and no reaction."

    More in the interview here:
    https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/jack_white_explains_main_reason_why_he_banned_use_of_phones_at_his_shows.html


  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 8,118


    Just got back from a show at The Agora in Cleveland. There was a woman in front of me who kept shooting video. Now, snap some pictures, get yourself a lil video but for the love of all that is good and right, put the phone down eventually.

    She recorded (in large chunks) almost all of Dope's entire set. I was irritated. I believe that she and her partner may have heard me tell my husband, "I swear that if she thinks that she is going to record all of Static-X, we may need to have a chat. It's rude and I would like to watch the concert, but not through her phone screen." (I should add that I was on the somewhat elevated rail platform above her.)

    They moved down. When she went to shoot video, she made sure she wasn't standing in front of me. 

    Please put your phone down. Thank you. 
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  • cutzcutz Posts: 8,091
    deadendp said:


    Just got back from a show at The Agora in Cleveland. There was a woman in front of me who kept shooting video. Now, snap some pictures, get yourself a lil video but for the love of all that is good and right, put the phone down eventually.

    She recorded (in large chunks) almost all of Dope's entire set. I was irritated. I believe that she and her partner may have heard me tell my husband, "I swear that if she thinks that she is going to record all of Static-X, we may need to have a chat. It's rude and I would like to watch the concert, but not through her phone screen." (I should add that I was on the somewhat elevated rail platform above her.)

    They moved down. When she went to shoot video, she made sure she wasn't standing in front of me. 

    Please put your phone down. Thank you. 
    The bad thing is you could've asked her nicely to please not have her cellphone blocking your view, and probably still get a attitude.
  • deadendpdeadendp Northeast OhioPosts: 8,118
    Here's the thing, I wasn't mad that she wanted to take some photos or video, but that is all she did. We have all taken pictures. We've caught moments on video, but it was all the time and rude. 

    She was excited. She was into it and that is great. She even made herself a shirt. She kept headbanging and smacking me with her hair as it whirled around. Fine. But...all I wanted was for her to put the damn phone down. She didn't do that, but she basically adjusted what she did and that worked. 

    4/5 bands were phone blocked, but most of Static-X was in view so it worked out in the end...and it was a hell of a show. Happy we went!
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  • CosmoCosmo Posts: 12,217
    Instead of trying to figure out how to ban Smart Phones, I wish there was some way to ban Dumb People.
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