Jack White Banning Cellphones From Tour • Page 8

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. DesireToPlease

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    I've recorded great quality live videos and revisit them often.
     
  2. Jacob

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    ya not doubting it's possible to effectively record a concert but I've never seen someone post a concert vid to snapchat and been like "wow great quality I'm gonna watch the rest of this".
     
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  3. DesireToPlease

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    Haha true. Idk maybe I'm just miffed by this on principle. Like "how is this dude gonna try to have dominion over our phones when we pay his bills" type of thing.
     
  4. Jacob

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    I go back and forth on it. The issue as I see it is that live concerts have for a long time promoted and encouraged dancing, singing along, and participating in the show which is an inherently different environment than a lot of other performances. I think that makes it hard for people to get when you juxtapose all that with "hey that's all cool but no phones". Still, and this has been said and is obvious, it is up to the artist's discretion on whether they want people using their phones at their shows or not - the main issue is people are just being jerks and ignoring that and not being called out for it because of the culture already surrounding shows like that. If it was a play and you did that you'd probably get enough death stares to get the message real quick. However, I would like to think we shouldn't have to put grown adults' phones in time out because they can't behave, but I guess I know better than that.
     
  5. Serenity Now

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    I think about this every time I see someone filling up their snap story.
    Granted, I'm older than the average snap user, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.
    But I don't understand the lure of video taping your experience or stopping your life to watch other people live their life somewhere else. I am also immune to FOMO so maybe that's what dissuades me from seeing the benefit of snapchat.
     
  6. Analog Drummer

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    Jesus man I meant family emergencies with you wife like a baby coming or her feeling sick not terror attacks
     
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  7. PandaBear!

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    Saw Chris Rock at the o2 arena last night and had to use one of those Yondr pouches and it was actually kinda cool. There was not a single distraction for the whole show, everyone (around me at least) was just completely immersed.
     
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