Phones have been a massive topic of discussion at recent shows, with bands like A Perfect Circle banning phones from their live shows in an effort to keep fans present at concerts and not fixed on their phones.
And it looks like they're not the only band to ban phones, with Misfits taking extra precaution from having fans film by actually locking up phones when fans get to the venue.
As ThePRP reports, the band will be using special technology to have fans lock their phones away in a Yondr case to prevent them from using their phones during one of their upcoming reunion shows. There will be select areas where fans can be used, though. However, anyone caught using their phone during the performance will be removed from the venue.
Read their statement in full, as shared via ThePRP, below:
“We’re writing to inform you about the updated cellphone policy at the Original MisfitsReunion Show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
There will be no use of cellphones, smart watches, cameras or recording devices permitted during the show. This exclusive one-off performance will be completely phone-free. Tickets MUST be pre-printed prior to arriving at the venue. Guests who do not have printed E-Tickets will not be permitted into the venue. Additional re-print fees will apply at the Box Office.
Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be unlocked at the end of the show. You’ll maintain possession of your phone throughout the event, and if needed, can access your phone at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Your phone will be re-locked in a Yondr case before you re-enter the performance.
Anyone caught using a cellphone during the performance will be removed from the venue. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.”
Of course, that brings up the bigger question: Should phones be allowed at gigs? And is it even possible to maintain a strict no photos policy in 2017 when most everyone has access to a smartphone? Sound off in the comments below.
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