This is a good argument for concert goers, journalists and fans. Attending concerts, festivals, intimate shows are my favorite things to do in the world. For those few moments I allow myself to really be in the moment. Whether I'm at Bonnaroo camping out, Coachella riding around, or getting tour merch at the Yeezus tour stop I'm all there. But I realize I do record moments.
That Source 360 show was one of my favorite moments of 2014. Dipset, Lil' Kim, Bone Thugs N Harmony and Wu-Tang was pure heaven. So much that I have small clippings. Imagine seeing some of your favorite artists in one spot performing, do you hit record and keep still or do you dance your life away. I somehow did both but had to stop because I realized I would have more fun in that single moment versus watching it when I got home.
It shows us how important visuals are to our mind. One photo of the stage and I could think of every performance I saw that night. I make an exception when it came to Coachella 2014 with Pharrell turning it into Summer Jam by brining out T.I., Pusha T, Jay-Z Usher and Busta Rhymes! I did get a lot of it but for the most part I have more satisfaction with one photo and my memory. Which makes you think, that's why we purchase the music, we can remember it live as well. Something you probably knew but ehh, I just figured it out...after attending almost 100 concerts in the past 10 years.
What do you think? Can you enjoy a concert if you have your phone in your hand the entire time?