10 Reasons When It’s Okay to Use Your Cell Phone at a Concert

TEN reasons? There are that many excuses? According to The Guardian, yes.

People love to criticise how others experience music – and never more so than when it involves using smartphones at gigs. It’s not just disgruntled fans who like to get self-righteous over how other members of the crowd behave but bands too – Yeah Yeah Yeahs even asked fans to refrain from watching through their devices during a recent show.

But why does it bother people so much? And if it’s such a bad thing, why are so many music fans filming, texting and tweeting? Here are 10 arguments in favour of getting your mobile out at a show.

What are they?  Read on.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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