Chris Rock fans will have their phones locked up during his forthcoming UK shows. Is this the start of no longer seeing a sea of screens at concerts?
- SCREAM THINGS AT THE BAND
In a 25,000 person arena, the band can’t hear you anyway, so it doesn’t matter all that much beyond your rock karma. But if you’re in a more intimate room and the band can hear you? Don’t yell at them. Just don’t do it. Scream when your band comes on, then scream before the encore. But for crying out loud, not during the whole show.
2. DO NOT REQUEST SONG:
Don’t yell requests unless the band specifically asks, “What do you guys want to hear?” The band has a set list, and they’re going to play what they want to. They’re balancing what fans want to hear (the hits) versus what they want to play as artists. That’s their job. They very well might play the song you want to hear, but they’re saving it for a particular part of the concert.
3. THINK THAT THE ARTIST IS TALKING TO YOU
They’re addressing the crowd, the herd, the unwashed masses, and nine times out of ten they aren’t looking for an answer. They just want to thank everyone for coming. So never talk back to the stage unless they explicitly ask for it. All they want and need is your energy and your money. So buy some mercy.
4. SHOVING TO THE FRONT:
If you have to make uncomfortable contact with another person in order to get to the front, you should just stay put. If you want to be closer to the band, get to the venue early. If I’m standing in the fifth or sixth row and have been there for an hour or more, and you just roll up. It’s cases like that where it should be legal to stab someone in the neck with a pencil. And I always bring pencils with me to concerts….just in case.
5. TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOUR FLASH ON
Take a picture. Hell, take 10. But once you’ve snapped a few early in the show, give it a rest. Your Phone or camera flash should be used to jar someone out of a coma, not to take a photo in a poorly lit room that won’t turn out the way you remembered it. So be careful to switch off your flash .
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