Hey, Moron! Why Are You Recording Concerts on Your iPhone?
People who record shows on their iPhones baffle me. At the Jay-Z and Kanye West show in November, a dude took it to a new level by recording practically the whole thing on his iPad.
I was reviewing the show and had a seat on the floor, which went for $250. The guy with the iPad was in front of me, close enough that Ye's sweat was almost flung on him. And yet, there he was, holding his damn iPad above his head. What, was he planning to upload it and watch it on his YouTube site later?
I understand the desire to share everything we do with everyone we know is almost irresistible. Thus we create Facebook photo albums and make Spotify playlists. (Which nobody cares about.)
But what is the point of taping a concert on your shitty iPhone? Unless you're a professional -- using professional quality equipment -- the footage is universally terrible. Your friends most certainly don't want to watch this stuff.
Are you hoping for an exclusive for the web? Sorry, but the crush of "videographers" ruining everybody's sight lines sends their footage to blogs the minute they get home -- and no one really wants to watch those links, either, unless the artist massively fucks up in some way.