Up with this sort of thing.
There's nothing worse than going to a gig, only to have your view spoiled by that amateur documentarian who insists on recording everything or taking an excessive number of photos. It annoys the artists, too - just ask Chrissie Hynde.
One band who have a strict policy on such matters are A Perfect Circle, the alt-rock supergroup led by Tool's Maynard James Keenan.
The venue manager of their show in Pennsylvania on Saturday night confirmed that over 60 people had been ejected from the Santander Arena for violating their 'No Photos' rule. A sign was placed on the back of every seat in the venue warning that fans who take photos may be ejected.
"We tossed over 60 people last night for taking pics,” said David Farrar. “This was 110 percent the band’s policy… it’s not a new policy.”
If you’ve been to a @Tool, @puscifer or a @aperfectcircle show in the last 20 years you know about the NO PHOTO rule. This isn’t a new request. Please respect the bands wishes. It’s distracting to the audience as well as the band. #beinthemoment @mjkeenan @billyhowerdel #APC pic.twitter.com/FBxCKZUXNV
— #APC2017 (@ToolPusciferAPC) November 8, 2017