UK: The events and ticketing agent Skiddle has conducted research into young people’s attitudes towards phone usage at gigs. According to its research, over a quarter of young people (27%) think that mobile phones should be banned at live music events because filming and photography is distracting and takes away from the experience.
Over 1,200 young people between the ages of 16 – 30 were questioned about the use of mobile phones at gigs and festivals from November 20 – 23.
Of the 27% who thought mobile phones should be banned for filming and photography purposes:
- 37% said they were distracting
- 34% said they take away from the experience
- 20% said they block your view of the artist or band
- 8% said filming and photography was disrespectful to the artist or band
Of the 74% who said mobile phones shouldn’t be banned, over half (52%) said they capture footage because they like to relive…
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