On friday i went to see Laura Marling at the Astor Theatre. For those of you who don't know of her music, i'd thoroughly recommend her, she has a fantastic voice and beautifully written lyrics. Now i don't know if its my age or the fact that i am a grumpy bastard but just as Laura came on stage, there was a sea of flashes everywhere. Every bespectacled tattooed bearded hipster and doctor martin wearing tattooed hipster mama had their phones out of their pockets. Fair enough I thought but Nae, they continued to film and photograph every part of the gig, taking multiple photographs of Laura Marling. Laura Marling tends to stay still on the stage so if you do feel the need to take a photograph, take one, I imagine that should pretty much cover everything you need.
Here is a photograph of Laura Marling on stage. I downloaded this in a second from the interweb, it is a million times better than a photograph that i could have taken with my iphone and I haven't ruined any atmosphere in taking it.
Then there are Selfies, ahhhhhhhh, selfies at a gig. This is definitely the worst creation since the A'bomb (slight over exaggeration). What is your intention with a gig selfie?? look at me i like music, here is the proof of me with an artist on stage in the background.
If only someone could develop an EMP (electro-magnetic pulse) device that could temporary block all mobile phones at a gig, i would be a happy man. I imagine it would initially target hipsters, teenagers and the general nobheads.
And to the girl stood in front of me at the gig, i hope you enjoy sifting through your millions of pictures of a musician, and i am sure your friends will love looking at every picture in great depth.
love n stuff
andy @ designtapped