Posted by Dan H. on March 23, 2016, 11:20 am, in reply to "Postscript" 220.127.116.11
Yeah, I was actually expecting that there might be a warning about not bringing in phones. I have seen special performances like this one where it is made clear that no cell phones will be allowed in. And obviously if the person somehow sneaks it through and pulls it out, they're ejected. I've also seen shows where it's made clear that recording isn't allowed. They didn't check for any devices, but the second someone pulls out a phone, security would come by and say they needed to put it away or leave.
I know it drives artists nuts since it's so disrespectful. Peter Frampton famously went on a tirade about it a year or so ago. I was half expecting Carlos at one point to look at a particular bank of phone-faces and say "Hey, not sure if you guys are aware, but we're LIVE! It'd be nice if you'd actually get into what we're doing instead of standing there flat-footed acting like you're watching a YouTube video while you're waiting for the bus!"
We were wanded down going in, but they weren't interested in taking away people's phones.