Clutch: Sluk nu de telefoner!!!
Den karismatiske frontfigur i Clutch Neil Fallon fortæller åbenhjertigt på kildelinket, at koncertgængers brug af smartphones under koncerterne er... spild af tid og, at det ydermere ødelægger oplevelsen for alle involverede. Band som publikum.
"First of all, do you really think those people are gonna spend much time watching those movies? They're not going to. They're gonna delete it when they run out of memory on their phone."
...og Neil Fallon forsætter med en svada om, at musik skal opleves live, og at hver koncert er en unik oplevelse.
"Music recorded is a static thing. Every time you listen to 'Four Sticks' by Led Zeppelin, it's gonna sound the same, but if you have the opportunity to see a band, that live experience — unless they use a lot of pre-recorded tracks — is gonna be a one-time event. And if you're spending your time [at the show holding up your phone and filming the concert], you're not participating in it. At least that's the way I feel. I kind of treat concerts the way I do a dinner — turn your phone off, you know. I don't get so irritated from the perspective of the stage. I mean, if someone wants to do that, fine, but just me, personally, I remember concerts much better from the '80s and '90s than I do a lot of these ones that have be en, kind of, with the phone. Like, 'Oh, I'm here.' 'I'm here too.' 'What are you doing?' 'The same thing you are.' Who gives a shit? [Laughs]"
Kan vi aftale at smartphones bliver i lommen fremover?