Those Pesky Cell Phone Cameras at Concerts
Ohio (Live) Neil Young at UC Davis 7/16/10 - YouTube
Those pesky cell phone cameras at concerts.
Now here's a topic. Say what you will about the above video, a lot of folks get totally stoked on something like this smokin' version of "Ohio" by Neil Young at UC Davis on 7/16/10 .
But is there a downside to this instant gratification? The viral voyeur video?
From a comment on videos of the encore of Neil Young in Reno, Nevada, July 17, 2010 by Anonymous:
I really do not know why peopple bother to video and take photos with those crappy phones. The quality is pathetic. I agree with the comment above it must really p1ss off the performer as it p1sses me off in the audience to have all those phones in the air blocking your view.
I think personally people need to start to show a bit of sense.
Turn off the phone, stop getting preoccupied with filming on them. You are not Jonathan Demme or Martin Scorsese. Concentrate on consuming the experience without having a crappy pixalated video that distorts your recollection of pure perfection.
Seriously you will enjoy the gig more! The human ear is the greatest translator of high fidelity audio available. The greatest feeling on earth is tuning in and giving the music and nothing else your full attention. These mobile phones can not do the audio or visual experience justice therefore I encourage Rusties to set an example. Sit back and let your ears translate the audio waves for you, turn the mobile off or or put it on silent.
I personally think if Neil wrote 'Piece of Crap' now it would have a verse in about filming a gig on a phone and getting home and realising it was a piece of crap.
But you have to admit, this video of "Ohio" on other worldy ghost White Falcon guitar is... well... pretty cool.