As live concerts continue to gain popularity and gather bigger and bigger audiences, it is good to note rare aspects of things that can go wrong at these events. Not necessarily things that are inevitable, but definitely things that people rarely talk about.
According to manchestereveningnews back in August of 2014 a thief set a record of stealing 27 mobile phones during the concert of Limp Bizkit. The article says:
“Tim Greenald, prosecuting, told the court that Limp Bizkit fans in Manchester were unaware that they had been targeted during the gig. He said the majority of fans hit were men who had smartphones swiped from their pockets. Handsets were a mixture of iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, HTC phones and Sony Xperia phones.”
Although all of them were returned, Greenald told that it was a pure example of organized crime. Evidently, if thief wasn’t caught, fans would not get their phones back. Tim stated:
“They were not aware of the thefts when they took place but realised that they had become victims during the night. It was an organised and planned theft most likely committed by more than one person with a degree of skill used.”
That is why carrying a phone in the outside and especially in the back pocket during the concert is not a wise idea.
Vocalist May React to Your Phone
If you decide to pull the phone out of the pocket and hold it in your hand during the show, aside from potential thieves you may also get noticed and acknowledged by the lead singer of the band. Depending on the music genre and temper of the frontman or frontwoman, the reaction may vary.
Thus, during Adele concert the singer asked a specific lady to stop filming her, as she was “really hearing no live.” Adele explained the following: “This isn’t a DVD. This is a real show. And I would really like you to enjoy my show, because there’s lots of people outside that couldn’t come in.”
If you use your phone at shows of Foo Fighters, Dave Ghrohl will take a pause to directly talk to you about his discontent as well. Corey Taylor can unhesitatingly come up and slap it out of your hands and Rob Halford can even kick it out like a football.
The final unexpected thing has nothing to do with technologies, but with nature instead. If it is a summer festival and you taking a drive to the city outskirts to get there, chances are you won’t be standing on the level concrete when you get to the “dance floor.” Although ground and almost non-grassy surface will indeed bring you closer to the nature, it will also make you wish of clean air if the crowd will start to dance and jump intensively. Dust will quickly rise up to the air and will start to mess your with your respiratory system for the rest of the show.
A simple buff will serve you as an effective respirator that will make your breathing easier in this type of field conditions. But if you want to be the most prudent audience member who takes care of his healthy breathing, the best thing you can do is to use a real half mask respirator with dual cartridges. It will secure you and it will make it easier for you to spot yourself on the giant live screens on the sides of the stage or even in the official video of the band decides to record their performance.
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