At a recent concert British popstar Adele interrupted her performance to ask a fan to stop filming her. She followed the dramatic outburst by saying: “I’m really here, in real life. You can enjoy it in real life rather than through your camera.”
We can agree that it’s incredibly annoying when you’re enjoying a gig and the person in front of you has their smartphone light glaring as they watch the fuzzy pixels present them what’s actually happening in front of them. But at the same time it’s not really something that should concern the performer, especially one as high-profile as Adele whose tickets are so rare that they can go up to £24,000. If I paid £24,000 to see Adele sing for a couple hours I’d probably want to record a memory or two as well.
What do you think? Is it justified of Adele to tell her fan to stop recording and watch her on the stage, or is this another case of an arrogant artist feeling a little too self-important in a public arena?