Tool Doesn’t Want Photos Taken At Their Show
The KFC Yum! Center posted this to their Facebook, and I'm interested to know your thoughts!
We've had a LOT of exciting news around Tool, including a release date for their upcoming album! It's been 13 years and it's about time! August 30th, 2019 is when we will FINALLY get the new album we've been hearing about for what seems like forever!
Tool is also on tour and tonight they'll be at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, today on their Facebook page the KFC Yum! Center posted a warning to show goers, and I'm curious your thoughts.
Their post said:
By request of the artist, No Photos or Videos during the Tool concert tonight! This includes photos and videos taken with cell phones and including all photo applications for cell phones. Failure to comply may result in ejection.
I have a lot of personal opinions on photos/videos at concerts, but I'm interested to know yours too!
Personally, I'm not a fan of this whole "no you can't take photos or videos of us" I just think it comes off as a bit egotistical. But also I can't stand people who spend the entire time on their phones at concerts, or even worse, the people who Facebook live concerts *heavy eye roll*. I feel like I'm a good happy medium. When I go to a concert, I will snap a couple photos, and may grab an Instagram 15 second story of a couple of my favorite songs, but that's it. I spend a majority of the concert watching, singing along, and in the case when I saw Lamb of God with Slayer last year, sometimes I'm accidentally moshing (I was on the floor and the next thing I know I was flying around a mosh pit trying to get out haha)!
I also feel like, if you pay for a ticket, and you want to waste the concert on your phone, that's your fault.
So what do you think? Do you think this is a bit overboard, or would you rather artists do this? I personally just think it comes off a bit lame when artists will eject people over some blurry cell phone photos.