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Author:  Domino [ Mon June 12th, 2017, 17:15 GMT ]
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You think Dylan shows are strict, check this out:

Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall:

***No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. All guests are encouraged to print their tickets in advance to ensure a smooth entry process. Anyone caught with a cellphone in the venue will be immediately ejected. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.

Author:  kuddukan [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 02:02 GMT ]
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Seems kind of douchey to me.

http://overyondr.com/

Author:  smoke [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 03:26 GMT ]
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I don't like phones at concerts but this seems a little draconian. If Dylan used it, the experience might be better than the current one where guards are shining flashlights all over searching for cellphones, though.

Author:  Nightingale's Code [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 04:43 GMT ]
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I'd rather have to lock my phone up than sit around people with their bright phones not paying attention to the show

Author:  dvdunplugged [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 05:27 GMT ]
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smoke wrote:
I don't like phones at concerts but this seems a little draconian. If Dylan used it, the experience might be better than the current one where guards are shining flashlights all over searching for cellphones, though.

Totally agree, some people just think of themselves and don't regard them as a nuisance but I find people using them quite distracting. Three cheers for artists like Bob Dylan, Jeff Beck and Chrissie Hynde who have all made it clear at their shows that they don't want people recording or taking photos. Yes, it's also quite distracting when security shine lights into the audience searching for devices. I was standing at Bob Dylan's Southampton show in 2015 and a guy near me was given a warning about using a device. Second time around, well before the interval, he was caught again and bundled out of the venue by security.

Author:  WrittenInMySoul [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 06:02 GMT ]
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It really is annoying when you have to stand/sit next to a person who holds a phone in their hands all the time. But then again, I have taken pictures during a show occasionally.
It probably would be good if there were no phones at concerts. But can you really turn back time? Everybody has these devices. And everyone wants to use them.

Author:  SirDogg [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 07:16 GMT ]
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I used it before to report the setlist while at shows, but I didn't want to annoy people around me.
Plus I got distracted from the show.

Now I put it in silent mode, and keep it in my pocket until the END of the show.
That's when I usually take a picture or two, just to have a photographic little memory that I attended.

Author:  Johanna Parker [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 11:48 GMT ]
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I posted this in Off Topic yesterday:

Johanna Parker wrote:
To whom it may concern: Live Nation in Germany (and probably elsewhere, too) has new rules re. items allowed / forbidden to be brought into venues:
https://www.livenation.de/news?id=988290
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DCI6WEYXkAEffLT.jpg


The second link is to an infographic with text in English. The rules just got stricter to lower any potential risks of terror attacks. Earlier this year at the Dylan shows, bags up to A4 size still were allowed - not anymore.

Author:  monklover [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 13:09 GMT ]
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The picture taking phones are ridiculous but innocent enough: people getting jazzed about tech. That said, I must be pretty bored if I pull the phone out.

Author:  hana [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 13:51 GMT ]
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I donĀ“t think these "new rules" have anything to do with terror attacks. I have never heard about anybody killing anybody else with inline scates...I love the item "food in containers" illustrated with hot dog. What is "container" here? does it mean that I may take food without container (e.g. sausage only) because they are scared that I might kill somebody with the bread?

Author:  Johanna Parker [ Tue June 13th, 2017, 15:39 GMT ]
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^
Not all of this is new.
Also, yes, it does have to do with attacks, that's specifically what they're saying in the first link.

Author:  eddiethecat [ Mon June 19th, 2017, 11:15 GMT ]
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https://www.relix.com/blogs/detail/jimm ... one_policy

Author:  goodmeats [ Wed June 21st, 2017, 21:56 GMT ]
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A lady in the row in front of me had her phone out for a majority of the show. It definitely did not ruin it but it still was very disappointing

Author:  Still Go Barefoot [ Thu June 22nd, 2017, 12:01 GMT ]
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Didn't like the authoritarianism of it at first, but really nice when there are no phones out.
At least up front.

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