In Her Shoes

Tackling my bucket list, one half marathon at a time.

Important Message to All Concertgoers


I clearly don’t blog enough, because I need to get something off my chest that happened almost 2 weeks ago at the Ed Sheeran concert in Milwaukee.

BTW, who knew it would be filled with all teenage girls? I’m sorry, but there is a HUGE difference between Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran. Back to my story…

Remember when we used to go to concerts to enjoy the artist? And watch them perform live? I do. But clearly the young, current teenage generation DOES NOT. And they will not remember Ed Sheeran performing live. Because they watched the entire concert through their cell phones.

Proof: Cell phone mania

And this incredibly tall young lady was obscuring my view the ENTIRE night.

Young chicks. So much to learn.

That is until I went up to her and said, “I’m sorry to be rude…but you’ve LITERALLY been recording this entire concert and people can’t see behind you.” Then walked away.

Slightly biotchy on my part? Maybe. But the girl didn’t raise her phone one more time the rest of the concert. So the point of my rant: PLEASE for the love of God, be respectful of people around you at concerts. I understand you want pictures to remember the moment. But 5 is plenty. 100 is overboard. And 18 videos are insane. Enjoy the concert, people.

I wish more bands would implement the “no cell phone rule” like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Sorry for the rant, I just needed to get that out there.

Today’s “beat” is more of a documentary of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros who I’m dying to see in concert. Enjoy because it’s simply wonderful.


9 thoughts on “Important Message to All Concertgoers

  1. Reblogged this on writeyourheartlr and commented:
    I agree. Thanks for the rant.

  2. Man you are such an old lady! Don’t you realize that in today’s day and age, if you don’t have visual evidence of your experience posted on Instagram, Facebook, Vine, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, WordPress(cough)………etc….then it DIDNT HAPPEN! I get so embarrassed when I take one photo at a concert that I turn down my brightness, make sure the flash is off and snap one as quickly as possible and pray it turned out well. This doesn’t go for just concerts, I went to a Dodger game the other night and realized everyone around me was staring at their phone a majority of the time and at dinner the other night a couple sat across from each other, one on an iPad the other on their phone and didn’t say a word to each other until the food came (the guy still had his iPad running on the table, he was on AMAZON?). Anyway, I am enacting a NO CELL PHONE program with my friends whenever we do anything social. The world is going to hell in a hand basket.

    • UGH I completely agree! Every time I snap a quick shot, I quickly drop my arm and hide my phone in my pocket. It’s insane how much people are relying on their phones these days. I know I’m a guilty party as well, but I know when breaking out your phone is and isn’t appropriate.

  3. Good rant actually. A few years back I went to the Shed Aquarium in Chicago and was so annoyed at people blocking all the tanks with their damn iPhones, BUY A GODDAMN POSTCARD ASSHATS.. And the thing is is that they’re not getting quality photos with their shitty smart phones, or even printing them to put in a photo album… What a silly mentality that our society has; EVERYONE ON FACEBOOK MUST KNOW AT THIS MOMENT THAT I’M SOMEWHERE COOL OMG.
    Awesome that you walked up to her & said something 🙂

  4. Ugh! How annoying. Teenagers are obsessed with their phones – I see it every day! Way to say something. They need to know when it’s appropriate and not. See? You were teaching her a lesson 🙂

  5. OMG! Thank you for pointing this out! Very well said!!!

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