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SUBJECT: Recording live shows when asked not to, isn’t cool. Back to Subjects
Dec 17 2013
at 7:48 PM
I am in agreement with Pat’s comments, about YouTube on Talking Tech- USA Today. I remember an acquaintance trying to sneak recording gear, under the distraction of dirty underwear,in a backpack (guess what group approved of that 30 years ago)into the Tower Theatre. A scuffle with security, followed and he ended up getting his head split open and missing the performance. Is that what irresponsibility is bringing us back to, because of our zeal to tweet, text or post everything? Pat used to be approachable after shows, not anymore. Lack of self restraint gets me nowhere. I’m content with the DVD’s Pat has realaeased
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Dec 31 2013
at 9:14 AM
Bookmark and Share When Keith goes "overboard" it usually is deserved. When it is in the program and stage announcements what doesn’t the audience understand about "no photography". I have seen Keith Jarrett six times in Chicago and he has not had any incidents with photos. The only time he was very composed and just pointed out the person and told him to stop taking photos. To see how distracting flash photography is have someone take your photo in a darkened room when you are not expecting it.
Dec 27 2013
at 6:29 PM
Bookmark and Share I hear ya, dj, and know it’s true. Not much to add to that. The gall of some people can be galling & appalling. It’s no wonder Keith gets so pissed off sometimes (though he might go a little overboard, I’ve heard tell).
Dec 26 2013
at 9:43 AM
Bookmark and Share Naut, sarcasm duly noted, the fact is there are folks who actually might think just that. I’ve actually seen folks with cameras/cellphones actually try to get onto the side of the stage to grab a better angle. I know, I know; hard to believe, but true. The sad fact is that, at least with a certain percentage of the concert going public, they think their ticket **does** entitle them to more than just a chance to experience the performance. So you can joke all you want, but if you’d seen what I’ve seen.... :)
Dec 21 2013
at 5:06 PM
Bookmark and Share Have to agree with you guys. Yet it seems the smaller and less obtrusive the tech gets, the more it gets abused (and not just by those Naughty Smelly Autocrats). I was at a show a few months ago with not a soul under forty. At intermission hundreds of hand-helds popped out; no telling how many had been recording. (I could understand this more at a twenty-something show.) - clearstream, your comment that "Pat used to be approachable after shows, not anymore" makes me sad, though it’s true. I can’t count the times I’ve said hello after a show, maybe gotten a nod or a question answered or a disc signed. I miss that. - Geez, dj: I figure once I buy a ticket to a show, I can jump on stage before the concert, fiddle around with some guitars, bang a few keys, check out the gear. Is that so wrong?
Dec 17 2013
at 10:50 PM
Bookmark and Share Agree 100percent. If the artist is cool with recording, fine. If the artist is not, and we profess to be such a fan, how can we not respect his/her wish not to be recorded? It would seem to me to be a lack of respect and, again, if we really love the artist, then it would seem that respect should be something that goes along with it. I’ve been lambasted before for saying this, but I’ll say it again: Buying a ticket to a show does not give you carte blanche to do what you wish. It allows you to enter the hall, witness the event and go home, hopefully happy (since it’s the artist’s job to give you the best show he/she can). Buying a ticket does not give you permission to take pictures, or record audio and/or video. Sorry to ruffle those who feel otherwise, but I just don’t understand where folks thing a ticket to a show gives you anything more than that (well, there are those VIP tickets for some, but that’s a whole other thing....and grist for a whole ’nuther thread :))
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