This might be one of those times where it turns out I've gotten old. It's highly possible.
Despite the fact that I get ID'd pretty much everywhere, I am actually a grown-a** woman; albeit one that only comes a little over 5ft.
A grown-a** woman who is still as genuinely enthusiastic about the bands and music I love as ever.
At the end of March, I went to see Fall Out Boy for the 4th time (and a year or two ago I completed the Emo Trinity, thank you v. much! 😉 )
I've never quite understood though, why, while I'm bouncing around, screaming my heart out and singing 'til my lungs give out, everybody else HAS THEIR F**KING PHONES OUT!
Don't get me wrong - a few photos, a video or two: there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Nice memories and all that jazz.
But if your entire night consisted of FILMING the concert, instead of WATCHING the concert, then - and this is a genuine question - why did you bother to GO to the concert?
I don't get it. Tickets ain't cheap.
If you spend the concert checking how much power you have left on your phone, uploading stuff to social media, and answering the comments on the picture/video, then why did you want to go?
Isn't it more important to actually EXPERIENCE the concert, instead of convincing everyone else that you did?
Look, I get that things have changed rapidly in the 10 years since I first started going to see Fall Out Boy (and just that number is making me feel hecka old,) technology-wise.
But even back then there were a few people who had enough memory space and internet connectivity on their phones to spend more time than I would think necessary documenting a gig.
But now it seems to be at least 50% of the crowd.
Plus, when there's actually a message to 'please turn off cell phones,' spending the entire concert glued to your mobile is just plain rude. #SorryNotSorry.
And as someone on the petite side, I can tell you that what you're doing is making it difficult for people like me to see much beyond a sea of phones.
Don't get me started on spending the whole concert face-timing your mates. Just don't.
Technology has opened so many doors, dearest nerdlets, but it should ENHANCE your experience - not replace it.
You can't remember a night you were never present for to begin with.
So, am I just old? Where do you stand on phones at concerts? How often do you check your charge? (I swear to God, one girl was singing her battery % instead of the FOB lyrics.) Talk to me! 😎💬
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