Yondr is the "technology" that's being used in some events places. It looks like this:
You put your phone or smart watch in one of these which is then locked. You take it in with you and you also go through a metal detector to ensure compliance. After the gig it is unlocked and the phone is given back to you. Quite a simple solution. It's still too early to gauge response and effectiveness.
Chris Rock fans will have their phones locked up during his forthcoming UK shows. Is this the start of no longer seeing a sea of screens at concerts?
Gigs in the pre-smartphone age used to be far less complicated.You'd turn up. Maybe locate the bar and figure out where the bathrooms were. Flick through a programme or chat to your friends, and then just enjoy the show.But these days, such a scene sounds like ancient history.Now, you turn up. Check yourself in on Facebook. Catch up on emails while you're waiting for the show to start, and then when it does, upload some photos and videos you've taken to Instagram.But many concertgoers find the practice irrating, and now some performers are starting to object too.