Friday, February 2, 2018

Article: Annie Mac on clubbing's mobile phone problem

No phones in clubs?  I’m divided on this, obviously since I document shows for this blog. No cell phone zone sign k 0410

"'There was this constant kind of need for documentation of the night and it just killed my fucking vibe. I feel like that's a really big problem in terms of clubbing now, because the ultimate idea and goal of clubbing is to connect. It's the same experience you get when you go to a football game - you're all experiencing the same amazing emotional charge together. But if you can't do that because you've got a fucking screen in front of you that you have to record everything on, it really takes away that initial base level of connection.’

Mac pointed to superclubs, like Output in New York and Berghein in Berlin, for coming up with potential solutions.

'You're either not allowed to bring your phone in, which I think is a bit extreme, or they put a sticker over your screen so that you can't take photos,' she said. 'I think what will happen moving forwards is that it will become the thing to not have a phone in a club. I hope it will become the norm - I think that would be really good for clubbing in general.’"

(Via Annie Mac on clubbing's mobile phone problem | Live | Music Week.)

 It’s just a matter of respect and restraint, characteristics not always followed at parties.

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