How can we facilitate concertgoers to ‘experience the experience’ instead of trying to ‘document an experience’ they did not really experience.
Jack White has issued a statement through venues proclaiming that cell phones will be banned at all of his upcoming US shows in 2018:
“No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed,” the statement bluntly reads. “We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON.”
Here is how it works: nobody has to hand in their phones but they’ll have to be locked away in a special pouch while in the venue.
“You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse.”
So you can still check in with your babysitter or send off that completely brilliant tweet before you forget it 😉
The pouches and phone zones are from Yondr a service that creates phone-free spaces for artists, educators, organizations, and individuals.