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Offline the_chief

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Can U2 please be the first band....
« on: July 13, 2017, 07:00:51 AM »
to ban phones from gigs?

I don't mind taking pics etc. That's fine.

But, sweet Jesus....Why are you paying 100 quid or so to go to a gig and then film it and watch it through your phone?
It kills the atmosphere completely and looks stupid



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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 07:10:46 AM »
Milky Chance, St Vincent, Prince... All have done it. It's great, having seen all three.

Prince's people were the most militant about it though. Worked well

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 07:27:56 AM »
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Milky Chance, St Vincent, Prince... All have done it. It's great, having seen all three.

Prince's people were the most militant about it though. Worked well

Just ban them!! :(

It has ruined going to gigs.

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 07:37:47 AM »
It's certainly disminished the energy in the crowd. Completely agree.

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 08:36:51 AM »
I was stood in Red Zone and a number of folks were 'watching' the show through a mobile phone. These are people who have paid 275 to get in , I ask myself why ? Not a problem filming from the seats as it doesn't obstruct other folks' view but stood up with a phone above one's head does obstruct views for the one's stood behind. People get a life and enjoy the moment. Leave it in your pocket.

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2017, 11:35:20 AM »
After watching U2's I&E London show through the phones of the people in front of me I vowed never to stand at a gig again.

The bonus was that I got lots of nods from Adam Clayton as I was the only person in front of him without my phone in the air.

I agree that a total ban would make for much better concerts.

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2017, 11:51:00 AM »
Although at times I used someone's phone to guide me to where a band member was on the B-stage.  Used their viewfinder, saw Bono/Edge/Adam and very soon was able to watch them directly (am quite short, but was still able to see the band for quite a lot of the time).

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2017, 12:27:42 PM »
Can you imagine the negative backlash it would get. Then people would say u2 contradicts themselves by going against technology.

I'm all for it though. Get that stupid screen out of my face.

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2017, 01:06:49 PM »
We know Bono went from hating phones/cameras at concerts to asking the crowd to all turn there lights on on their phones to replicate stars.  The cat is out of the bag on this one.

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2017, 01:21:54 PM »
I saw GnR last week i was FOS & it was a nitemare with phones literally people streaming the whole show while i was seated for U2 @ Twickenham last Sat it was fine in my Block L6 few taking pics thats fine we all do it

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2017, 02:31:42 AM »
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to ban phones from gigs?

I don't mind taking pics etc. That's fine.

But, sweet Jesus....Why are you paying 100 quid or so to go to a gig and then film it and watch it through your phone?
It kills the atmosphere completely and looks stupid

Couldn't agree more. When Streets came on I told everyone to put their phones away!

A woman filmed the whole gig from her sh**ty 5 megapixel camera with awful zoom it was ridiculous.

A few photos I can understand but filming a show is pointless you might as well not be there!

Ban phones!


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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2017, 04:42:07 AM »
I agree. I have never understood why anyone would want to film large portions of the show. It's an incredible experience to be there, just enjoy the moment. It definitely affects the atmosphere too ... although not that noticeably in front of the main stage on Saturday, to be fair.

From a purely selfish and hypocritical stance though, I do love a good Periscope from a gig I'm not actually at!  ;)

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2017, 04:45:54 AM »
Periscope has been a wonderful resource, though.  To be fair, I think some people really enjoy being all chill and detached at a show, and their phone helps them to do that.  Not my cup of tea, but to each their own.  I think U2 are too radically pro-liberty to be that authoritarian. 

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2017, 04:53:22 AM »
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to ban phones from gigs?

I don't mind taking pics etc. That's fine.

But, sweet Jesus....Why are you paying 100 quid or so to go to a gig and then film it and watch it through your phone?
It kills the atmosphere completely and looks stupid

Couldn't agree more. When Streets came on I told everyone to put their phones away!


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Unfortunately the sound was so bad by us that people clearly couldn't here you...

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Re: Can U2 please be the first band....
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 06:41:43 AM »
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to ban phones from gigs?

I don't mind taking pics etc. That's fine.

But, sweet Jesus....Why are you paying 100 quid or so to go to a gig and then film it and watch it through your phone?
It kills the atmosphere completely and looks stupid

Couldn't agree more. When Streets came on I told everyone to put their phones away!


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Unfortunately the sound was so bad by us that people clearly couldn't here you...

Interestingly enough, (not that I don't believe you, I do) a few comments I read elsewhere said the sound was spot on.
I know Twickenham has been dreadful for sound in the past (Vertigo 2005 anyone?) but, if that's the case, it must rival Croke Park as a s***hole for sound