The title is from a DM video I saw on YouTube. I can't understand people having their favorite band in front filiming the whole thing. Very annoying.
Play for today in the pre-digital era:
How fun it was!
What are your thoughts on the subject?
I COMPLETELY agree. It is a total shame to not be a part of the experience because you're just taping it. Why bother going to the show at all if you're going to watch it through a tiny screen the whole time? I have done a bit of concert photography, and even when I am shooting a show I try not to just shoot the whole time. Often there's a song limit for photographers anyway, but even when there isn't I make a point of putting the camera away, especially when it's a band I really love.
I adore The Cure in Orange. What a great concert film. Wish I'd been there. I did see The Cure in '89 and '92, and I'm glad it was in the era before cell phones.
This is really a sore that hardly disappear, I consider myself lucky for all the shows that I have enjoyed in the 90s.