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To be put off going to gigs due to people filming it with their mobile phones?

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angelos02 Thu 11-Apr-13 16:14:05

It drives me mad. All of the green lights distracts from the visuals on stage. Why can't people just enjoy things as they happen? The quality of the recording on mobiles is always shit - unless you are right at the front. I could just be getting old and mobiles weren't around when I was in my yoof.

TobyLerone Thu 11-Apr-13 16:14:55

So don't go, then.

angelos02 Thu 11-Apr-13 16:19:04

So you're one of them then I assume?

TobyLerone Thu 11-Apr-13 16:22:23

How did you work that one out?!

You have a choice:

Suck it up and carry on going to gigs

or

Stop going.

People are always going to do this. And they're entitled to do so (ticket/venue Ts and Cs permitting). By all means let yourself get worked up about it if it makes you feel better.

livinginwonderland Thu 11-Apr-13 16:23:06

i really don't see why it's such a big deal.

WilsonFrickett Thu 11-Apr-13 16:23:06

What green light? There's no green light on my phone.

Anyway YABU

Pancakeflipper Thu 11-Apr-13 16:24:06

I don't have an issue with it but I d

Pancakeflipper Thu 11-Apr-13 16:25:24

Sorry - fingers on small screen pressed every button...

I don't get why people go to gigs to see it through a lens.
Don't you miss out on getting into the atmosphere? Dancing/singing etc?

GruffaloAteMySocks Thu 11-Apr-13 16:28:18

I've been to see my favorite musician three times and I never film it, but I will phone my friend and hold the phone up so she can enjoy him too. I don't see the issue with it myself.

angelos02 Thu 11-Apr-13 16:40:41

It is as if people do things so they can show/tell other people about it. Why not just live in the moment? Must be a generational thing.

Pancakeflipper Thu 11-Apr-13 16:46:12

Oi - I am young !!!
< not really, reaches for the nice'n'easy>

Pootles2010 Thu 11-Apr-13 16:49:16

A gig's hardly a quiet, don't bother other people type place is it?! I think you're being a bit U, sorry. I don't like gigs because i'm too short to see anything, and get jostled around, but thats just what gigs are like! If you don't like it, don't go.

TobyLerone Thu 11-Apr-13 16:50:51

But why is it wrong for them to want to show/tell other people about it?

ThingummyBob Thu 11-Apr-13 16:53:53

I quite like the look of phone lights in big arenas, its the new thing to replace lighters held aloft and the bonus is that your phone will not get hot and burn your fingergrin

I do wonder why people can pay good money to see a gig on a tiny tiny screen though confused

Sirzy Thu 11-Apr-13 16:55:16

I cant say I have ever noticed a green light at a concert!

hedgefund Thu 11-Apr-13 16:57:53

i went off going to gigs years ago after they closed all the smaller venues and made everyone go to massive stadiums and arenas and then made you sit during the performance!

i always thought you weren't allowed to tape concerts/etc on phones? i wouldn't be able to enjoy a concert if i had to hold a phone up all the time to record it.

and agree with you op!

StuntGirl Thu 11-Apr-13 17:05:06

You're not the only one.

The gig I was at last night the lead singer told people to put their phones away too.

StuntGirl Thu 11-Apr-13 17:06:23

Where are you hedge? There's bound to be a small venue within travelling distance that you could go to. Not all bands can even fill stadiums, there'll be plenty of choice still.

HullMum Thu 11-Apr-13 17:13:21

I agree, there lights don't bother me but people holding their phones up does block your view. and it generally is against the rules anyway.

it's a bit sad people can't enjoy anything with out telling the world about it first

CloudsAndTrees Thu 11-Apr-13 17:15:48

YANBU if you feel put off by it. YABU if you expect people to stop doing it.

Celticlassie Thu 11-Apr-13 17:18:23

I hate it. I'm not tall and it's not always easy for me to get any kind of a view, so when I finally find one and it's obscured by some idiot filming the gig, I'm very pissed off. I don't understand how people can be fully appreciating the concert when they are filming / photographng most of it. And although you may not have 'green lights', all phones light up and the light is distracting in a dark arena.

erowid Thu 11-Apr-13 17:25:44

It happens everywhere this is a picture of the pope unveiling from 2005 and 2013.

I hate it, I'd rather enjoy the show than piss about with buttons trying to 'capture a special moment' which always turns out to be a fuzzy and bumpy picture with bloody awful screechy sound.

HullMum Thu 11-Apr-13 17:28:08

I've never been anywhere that says you are allowed to film, so why is it unreasonable to expect peopleto follow that? confused

whistleahappytune Thu 11-Apr-13 17:43:08

OP, I am in total agreement! It's not only rude to people in the audience, artists hate it, as several links on this thread attest to.

everlong Thu 11-Apr-13 17:52:38

It never bothers me but I'm always a bit hmm that someone would stand there, camera in hand for 2 hours instead of totally moshing out!

Gigs are to lose yourself.

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