Do you put your phone away during live events? | The Tylt

Do you put your phone away during live events?

Pete Davidson famously had a fit on stage during a UCF show because students were filming him with their phones. Davidson accused them of being privileged idiots (and other disgusting words), finally exposing his pure lack of aplomb. Yet despite his questionable approach, Davidson kind of brings up a valid argument. Some agree that going to a live event is pointless if you're just on your phone the whole time, while others claim taking pictures and videos helps capture the memory. Which is true?

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To his credit, beneath the deplorable language, Davidson makes sense. So you set time aside to see a concert or a Broadway show that probably wasn't cheap, only to spend the majority of that time on Twitter and missing the entire thing as a result? Hell, some people make this a regular habit in life. Why even bother going out at all? 

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Artists from musicians to thespians have rallied against phones for years now, mostly because they view it as a matter of respect. Stage siren Patti LuPone, for one, is known for openly berating audience members who have their phones out, once famously grabbing a texter’s cell and walking offstage with it. Similarly, Aerosmith front man, Steve Tyler, yelled at concertgoers to “turn off [their] phones and watch the show.” Like Pete Davidson said, seeing people whip out their phones while you're up on stage is straight-up insulting. Why bother put a lifetime’s worth of dedication into your craft only to have your current “fans” ignore you for the ‘gram? 

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It’s common sense, children. Either cut that virtual umbilical cord and enjoy real life, or quit wasting your money and just live behind a screen for the rest of your days. You choose.

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Pete Davidson and his "boys" need to calm down. There are worse things an audience can do to an artist at a live event, like throwing something at them or, you know, groping. While texting during a live show is admittedly rude, it’s not exactly verbal (or, God forbid, physical) assault. Comparatively, it’s a pretty harmless affair.  

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In a weird way, people are honoring their idols by using their phones during their performance. They want to ensure that the world is aware of how great they are, and inspire other people to equally big stans. One could even argue that the use of phones during performances has actually enhanced the careers of performers as a whole. Well, definitely not Pete Davidson now. He should've just stuck to the script. 

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You go to events for the experience and leave with the memories. What better way to preserve those memories than with various forms of media? They last way longer than brain cells, anyway. 

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