Today, Gawker published another bizarre post about Zooey Deschanel. I realize that this is not news--Gawker HATES Deschanel with an indescribable fury. Apparently, she's adorkable or something.
Whenever Gawker posts about Deschanel, I usually just ignore it. However, in the comments, people are basically calling out the site and pointing out that bands like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have similar bans on the use of phones. So, you know, blog fail or whatever.
Artists have begun trying to separate fans from their phones and from the practice of holding this rectangular plastic thing in front of them so that they can claim to have watched the show in person. How that translates into an experience is beyond my grasp. Why not enjoy what you are seeing without worrying about your phone?
If you have to record something to remember it, your mind is already gone.