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    Was reading elsewhere about the recent concerts from the guys. I noticed folks (non-media) had taken some nice photos. A lady said she was right by a guard, and people were filming and snapping away, and no one said anything!!!The end is surely near!!! Lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreyFollower View Post
    Was reading elsewhere about the recent concerts from the guys. I noticed folks (non-media) had taken some nice photos. A lady said she was right by a guard, and people were filming and snapping away, and no one said anything!!!The end is surely near!!! Lol!
    I have no interest in what the group now touring with that name is doing...

    But I will say, perhaps Don Henley has started to finally wake up and smell the roses and realize the era of smartphones, social media, YouTube/Google, Spotify, streaming, etc is here to stay. Don is fighting a losing battle. Sure, he has a right to stand up for it. The youth of today is leading the future and is progressive. The time for fuddy duddy mentalities to realize that while they have the right to think the way they do, they will just be left behind in the dust by the masses and certainly by the younger generations who are going to be taking over. And not just in terms of using smartphones but in every area of replacing traditionalism and views as such and being more open to new things and getting rid of oppressive old irrelevant societal norms. To quote a line from the movie The Waterboy - you might think phones/foosball are the devil, lol, but Bobby is still gonna use 'em/play foosball anyway, mama! Don has been fighting a losing battle. Maybe he's given up or maybe that guard was slacking. I'm leaning towards the latter.

    Personally, I can understand the qualms of the audience around you and holding up your phone all night. I can also understand the band's point of view of taking lots of video and posting it and it eating into concert revenue. But taking a few pictures and just being able to use your phone before the band even takes the stage (something that was a no-no on the HOTE tour when I found my seat and was just browsing to buy the time, with all the house lights ON!) - give me a break. People are going to take selfies, and photos to remember this by. Selfies aren't the devil, either. What, some people are happy with the way they look or just want to share a picture of themselves with the stage as a backdrop? Throw them in "narcissist row" at the jail! And if you or your opening act aren't on stage performing, be it before the show or during intermission - let them use their damn phones! It's hurting nothing. The lights are all on, people that don't need a bathroom break or a snack just sit there and what, stare at their shoes? Yes I know that's what happened years ago but smartphones are great for getting through boredom like that! Just because you can do without doesn't mean you have to. Nor do you always want to talk to others around you, lol. It's hurting nobody. It's just a control freak thing on the part of the band. That part of it is the least defensible vs photos/videos.
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    I see Joe doesn't mind phones at his shows in fact he makes fun of it. In Vegas at the House of Blues you can see him even go up to the side of the stage when someone wanted a picture. What a picture someone got. He looked right at them, smiling and playing. I think he actually enjoys the interaction with the crowd. Plus that brings in more fans too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
    I see Joe doesn't mind phones at his shows in fact he makes fun of it. In Vegas at the House of Blues you can see him even go up to the side of the stage when someone wanted a picture. What a picture someone got. He looked right at them, smiling and playing. I think he actually enjoys the interaction with the crowd. Plus that brings in more fans too.
    Agreed. Sadly it isn't left up to Joe on the Eagles shows. And clearly it wasn't Glenn's decision since this has still been happening in the 3.0 era, at the very least until just now, but I do think it was a lenient guard who realizes how silly this is. Venue security is different than the Eagles own security team. That was the threat I was given by venue security at the HOTE show. If you keep using your phone *before the band even shows up*, Eagles security in the black shirts will come remove you. It was intimidation.

    This has always been Henley's idea and his rule. His solo shows are run the same exact way. And clearly Glenn deferred to Don on this and was okay with it, but my guess is he would have been ok with a couple pictures and using your phone before the show even starts too. But if you look at the way Henley views technology and the internet in general, it's no wonder that it was him all along. His myopic view of that really will not do him any favors and as the years pass, it looks worse and worse and is less valid.
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    Thanks for sharing that info, FF. The band's cell phone policies have, obviously, been controversial among fans. I'll leave it at that.

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