It does not bother me as well except for the situation I indicated above. There are worst things - having a drunken loud guy behind you yelling at blood curdling volumes during intricate parts played by the band - I saw Yes in 2014 in a small theatre with my wife (who wanted to see what Yes was all about). The guy was so disruptive that the crowd was puzzled. A bunch of people when to get an usher but to no avail. I finally turned around and suggested to him, to let it out when the band finishes the song. Diplomacy doesn't work in these situations . The smart guy next to the dunken guy got up, stood right in his face and repeatedly shouted to the top of his lungs "SHUT THE [email protected]#K UP" until the guy got up and left. Problem solved.Is someone with a phone in the air more disruptive than someone holding a lighter in the air? I'm not one to record things, I could care less, but I don't find someone else recording something to be disruptive to me. Honestly, someone wearing a big cowboy hat or the like in front of me would be more of a problem for me.
Many music schools will arrange to video recitals so you don't have to, but I believe they charge you a fee to transfer to disc for you. You're welcome.....iPhone technology probably won't let me film my kids piano recital, which will probably be for the best as he's terrible.
Alex I totally agree. And the quality if the video is always crap anyway.For myself, I prefer enjoying the moment as to taking pics/videos so it will have little impact on me. The only aspect that I don't like at a concert is when an usher will come and warn some members of the audience and they continue recording. I've had this happened twice at concerts where it got volatile with the rest of the crowd and disruptive to the band and event. Shut it off and don't be a douche!
Concur 100%. I doubt any of those are worth watching - just really proving 'they were there'. Must be awful to have so many friends think you're a fricken' liar.Nothing wrong with taking pictures here and there, but what's the point in taking a video? They never look good, they never sound good, and it is barely a fraction of how great it was to experience it in person. I'd rather watch paint dry while listening to nails dragging across a chalkboard than watch and listen to a smartphone recording of a live show. YMMV