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#1 bigbayblue

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 06:07 PM

Anyone else see this:

 

https://www.spin.com...ns-phones-tour/

 

It's always been an issue for him, and I won't miss people using them during the show.  But it seems like a logistical nightmare.  Slower lines to get inside the venue will be bad enough, but everybody lining up to get their phones unlocked the moment the curtain falls will be a major problem.  For the bigger venues, those line could be very long.



#2 Kali Durga

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 07:32 PM

Other bands and comedians have been doing this for a couple years now-- https://www.nytimes....y-the-show.html

 

And it's apparently even used in schools-- https://www.overyondr.com/

 

I have mixed feelings.  I don't carry a cell phone around, myself, so I have no problem with the policy.  But I'm not gonna lie, I'm gonna miss scouring YouTube the next day for videos.  Hopefully the videos posted on Jack's new Instagram will be archived somewhere else, too, so they can be found and watched again in the future.


Edited by Kali Durga, 24 January 2018 - 07:35 PM.


#3 wsjack3

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 08:17 PM

So I always get a few snaps at gigs and make them into animations with google photos but I have my phone out for probably a minute total across the whole show.

 

One of my biggest pet peeves is people who stand for ages, phone aloft, recording an entire song. Next to that is people who ring a loved one or friend so they can hear a song (which sounds god awful for them anyway)

 

Big fan of this move from Jack and I hope it applies to the UK shows.

 

Bet Instagram and Facebook are fuming about it though.



#4 Kat Saunders

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Posted 24 January 2018 - 11:49 PM

On the one hand, it's super irritating to be near people who are glued to their phones. I get that some people might want to snap a quick photo, but do so and put the phone away.

 

On the other, I'd be unlikely to attend a show where I'd be forced to relinquish my phone. First, I'd be worried about actually getting my phone back. Then, especially as a woman, I'd probably worry about my own safety without my phone. What about parents who leave their kids with the sitter for the night? Friends who get separated? I know people used to figure this shit out on their own before cell phones, but it presents a problem for those who have never lived without cell phones.

 

I don't know... I just don't think there's a good solution to this. The phone issue is REAL. The need for phones (not for documenting the show) is REAL too.



#5 Kali Durga

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 06:33 AM

You're not giving your phone away. It's put into a sealed pouch that you keep with you, and you can go to specific locations in the venue to unlock the pouch and access your phone.  This has apparently been used with success (depending on your perspective, I guess) at many music and comedy shows for a couple of years now.  I posted a link above and here are more--

 

https://www.npr.org/...d-dont-come-out

 

https://www.wework.c...concerts-again/

 

http://www.techtimes...ys-and-more.htm

 

The first I heard about it was actually at the end of the Lazaretto tour, when Dave Chappelle was one of the first to put it to use. It's not at all surprising that Jack would have jumped on board.



#6 J.C.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 03:22 PM

I could understand it if people were actually required to relinquish their phones (the concern about losing it, and whatnot), but honestly, if one can't put their phone away for two or three hours at a concert or a movie, they shouldn't go to concerts or movies.  And if you're holding it up to take pictures or video, it could just as easily get jostled out of your hand and get lost somewhere on the floor anyways.

 

Go to the concert, put it in the Yondr pouch set to Vibrate, and tell the babysitter or your friends to only call in an absolute emergency.  If it buzzes, head to the concourse, get the pouch unlocked, and call them back.  I honestly don't know how anyone can hear anything on their phone in a loud concert setting anyways.  I struggle to hear the person next to me, even when they're yelling in my ear.


Edited by J.C., 25 January 2018 - 03:26 PM.


#7 Kali Durga

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 04:59 PM

Dude, you make too much sense.



#8 J.C.

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:10 PM

I do that on occasion. ;)



#9 kluczmen

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Posted 27 January 2018 - 03:23 AM

same thing as with Misfits reunion shows






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