Ladies and gentleman of the world, we need to have a long-overdue conversation. It's about time we talked about a seriously PRESSING issue.
It has come to our attention that pretty much everyone who attends concerts these days feels the need — nay, feels the OBLIGATION — to record practically the whole damn thing on their smartphones.
And this madness needs to stop immediately.
Listen, we get it. It's not every day you get to see Nicki Minaj or Lady Gaga perform live, and hey, your iPhone is right in your pocket, so why not record the show?
But you're not Steven Spielberg filming the followup to "Bad Blood." You're just another person at a concert with a smartphone. AKA, nothing special.
First of all, your video is GUARANTEED to turn out crappy. Like sorry, it doesn't matter WHAT Tim Cook tells you about your pink iPhone 6S, that thing is made for taking nice selfies and cute group pics.
And not to get all "helicopter parent" on y'all, but filming the concert defeats the entire purpose of even going — TO ENJOY A LIVE SHOW. If you want to see crummy concert videos...YouTube was invented for a reason.
Also, how many times have you ACTUALLY gone back and viewed a video you took at a concert? What's that? Zero times? Yup, EXACTLY. You never actually rewatch those videos.
Not to mention, it's freakin' annoying when hundreds of people in front of you are holding up their cell phones, blocking your view. The world needs a plague that specifically targets concert-recorders, TBH.
Also, what is going on with people who go to concerts and are constantly Snapchatting and FaceTiming friends at home while they're in the audience? Like, are you on some crazy bottomless data plan?
Listen, it's totally OK to chronicle your concertgoing experience with some selfies, or maybe a QUICK video of your fav performer on stage.
But PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, for the love of all that is good in the world, use some common sense and stop recording the whole damn show. Enjoy the music. Dance like Taylor Swift. Sing the lyrics (poorly).