Ticket website Skiddle has carried out a survey of music fans between the ages of 16-30 to discover their opinion about using phones at live shows.
A total of 1200 people responded to the study, which found that only 27% of them wanted to see phones banned at gigs.
Of those 27%, 37% said they were distracting, 34% reported that phones took away from the experience, 20% were unhappy as they blocked the view of the artists, and 8% said filming and taking photographs was disrespectful to the band or artist.
More than half of the 74% who didn’t want phones banned said they “capture footage because they like to relive the experience once they have left the event.”
A total of 24% like to share the experience on social media, while 13% reported that they have the right to use the phone as they’ve purchased a ticket.
However, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares reported last year that fans have the right to use their phones if they wish.
He said: “What does it matter? It doesn’t fucking matter. They should just worry about doing their show. And if a kid wants to watch the show through the phone, then that’s fine – he already paid for the ticket.”
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