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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 10:57 GMT 
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Jack White’s taking it a step further with his phone ban this tour:

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Jack White Is Banning All Cell Phones at Upcoming Shows”:

”Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and other photo or video-capturing gizmos will be secured in a Yondr pouch that will be unlocked at the end of the show. You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Yondr Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse.”

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... ign=180124


Will Bob follow suit? Is it a good idea?

Seems a bit heavy.
For Bob shows, most of the audience seems to
abide by the pre-show announcement requests.
Otherwise, security can get a bit gnarly.


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 13:20 GMT 
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Nice thread title! It is heavy handed but I'd rather have my phone in a bag than have security shining flashlights in my face and yelling at people.


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PostPosted: Thu January 25th, 2018, 14:17 GMT 
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The only problem with this bag thing is that im basically unreachable at a show now if there is some sort of an emergency at home.

The mashantucket venue did a good job of letting everybody know the cell phone policy as they were walking into the venue and I saw no cell phone distractions from my Crow's Nest position.

I haven't heard of a cell phone issue at symphonic concert experiences but maybe there is I wonder if we could just change the audience


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 11:04 GMT 
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I have never seen Yondr pouch. The article rises more questions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2A38Nxz8sc

Will I get Yondr pouch for free or must I buy it at the venue? How much time does it take to queue for it and get it locked? Must I arrive two hours before concert or six hours? and how long time will it take to get it unlocked for 15 000 people? Will the artist pay for extra costs (more venue workers needed) or the venue or will the ticket be more expensive? If phones in a bag are ringing and people will go with ringing phones all the way through the audiences to the zones as described in video - well it can be a Life experience, too...And what will they lock if I don´t have a phone with me? My watch? What if I forget about it and come home with locked phone - well I guess I can use scissors - but why couldn´t I use scissors inside of the venue indstead of going to the zone if I am presumably evil?


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 12:10 GMT 
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hana wrote:


Thanks for the education Hana.
Looks like more crap for our waste stream.
The Yondr pouch may have good intentions,
but it is simply a reflection of how ridiculous
our society has become. I could go on...

I won’t be attending any shows with these
regardless of who is playing.

Really Jack???


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PostPosted: Fri January 26th, 2018, 15:36 GMT 
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If it means that the person in front of me won't be staring on their phone the whole time then I would be happy. Old people just can't seem to stay off facebook, even at a concert they paid good money for.


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 10:48 GMT 
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Doesn't apply to Bob of course, since not even the Hubble telescope with the power of 12 suns behind it could spot him on stage.


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 10:56 GMT 
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It's ludicrous stuff really. People overusing their phone during a show can be annoying (but security guys flashing their flashlight at them can be more annoying) but decency should be taught, not forced. Things like Yondr are grotesque, if not plain idiotic. I've never used a phone during a show but I wouldn't attend any show with this sort of idiocy.

Nice title BTW.


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PostPosted: Sat January 27th, 2018, 20:03 GMT 

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McG wrote:
Doesn't apply to Bob of course, since not even the Hubble telescope with the power of 12 suns behind it could spot him on stage.


I agree. :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun January 28th, 2018, 08:51 GMT 
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pretty soon it'll be a law you must not be disconnected from the interwebs,

you know, "the day coming when even your home garden is gonna be against the law" - BD


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PostPosted: Wed February 7th, 2018, 01:13 GMT 
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bobschool wrote:
pretty soon it'll be a law you must not be disconnected from the interwebs,

you know, "the day coming when even your home garden is gonna be against the law" - BD

George Orwell was only a little ahead of his time.
Crazy to watch it unfold in plain view.


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PostPosted: Wed February 7th, 2018, 05:01 GMT 
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yea barefoot, thanks for chiming in as always

so glad we have bob to be our campfire


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PostPosted: Thu February 15th, 2018, 09:35 GMT 
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Dylaned wrote:
It's ludicrous stuff really. People overusing their phone during a show can be annoying (but security guys flashing their flashlight at them can be more annoying) but decency should be taught, not forced. Things like Yondr are grotesque, if not plain idiotic. I've never used a phone during a show but I wouldn't attend any show with this sort of idiocy.

Nice title BTW.


Totally agree about the use of phones and security guys using flashlights being annoying. When I was at the Southampton gig in 2015 a guy near me was continually holding up his phone and he was warned on at least two occassions to stop. In the end two or three security people just bundled him out of the venue, all very distracting when you're just trying to watch the show.


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PostPosted: Thu February 15th, 2018, 10:36 GMT 
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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
I won’t be attending any shows with these
regardless of who is playing.
Really Jack???


It's ridiculous. I'm against the use of the phones during a show but this is crazy.
Sometimes these celebrities have their egos inflated and don't think how ridiculous they could be. If it was an emergy call that I wasn't expecting, do I have to wait until somebody else unlocks the phone?
Now I know, for sure I won't attend any Jack White show or everybody else with this Yondr.


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