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Enjoying shows is getting increasingly difficult with the plethora of mobile phone screens you have in front of you face. Or am I just being grumpy?

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You know, I see this everywhere, not just at concerts and my first thought is always "what are they going to do with the footage?" I wonder how much of it actually ever gets watched?

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From the viewpoint I had in the above shot it's not much of a problem. It's a different matter when you're on the floor and constantly have 3-4 bright LCD screens held above peoples heads blocking your view. :angry:


/Johnny

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So all the lit cigarette lighters held aloft weren't a problem? Or the thousands of Instamatic flashes uselessly going off all the time? :) :)

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Or am I just being grumpy?

You are just not tall enough ;-)

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afx


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Lighters were/are only used for certain songs when they suited the mood. I certainly have burned my share of fingers on those. :)

Guess I just have to go through my closet for those platform shoes from the seventies. :)


/Johnny

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Why not bring a periscope with you? :D

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I'm not tall enough either, and I keep falling off my platform shoes. Tried those stilts the guys use to put dry wall on ceilings, but the venue wouldn't let me in.

Personally I just chalk this up to one more example of how rude and self-centered a large part of the populace has become. Have to be the first to post/stream to some useless social media web site to show how "cool" they are. Not only polluting my view of the venue, but polluting the Internet as well.

Yes, I am Old, and grump, and crotchety .... so sue me .... :tease:


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