Last month I wrote about the ubiquity of cameras at concerts. Today, via Metafilter, a journalist asks at least a half-dozen working musicians how they feel about the phenomenon. Their responses are varied. Here’s Sleater-Kinney guitarist (and blogger) Carrie Brownstein:
“As a performer, it’s frustrating to look out and see a sea of cellphones instead of faces. There’s definitely a problem where people are so busy documenting the moment that they forget to just live in the moment.”
The title of this post comes from a Micheal Stipe post (admittedly, it was when REM played SXSW). I don’t have a strong opinion either way on this topic–I just thought this was a handy follow-up from the musician’s perspective.