[quote="DancinBear" post=233394]ZenoMarx wrote:
I prefer the stripped down, no light show tours. Throw up a giant tie-dye backdrop with basic stage lights (static, if you please), and I'm good to go. Let me see the band. I'm there to watch and listen
to them. I don't want any of the other pomp & circumstance. And if it saves me even a quarter on the ticket price, it's two bits well spent.
I have to agree. I've said it before that I think all the technology with the light shows is detrimental the vibe of the show.I have always thought that tecnology is just a destraction from the reality around you. The GD didn't have a audience loaded with iphones. I hate them. There is nothin worse than opening your eyes after a lengthy jam and upon opening them, immediatly in your line of sight is someone texting the setist to their FB friends. I see that phone and Im reminded of emails and bills and taxes and shit I don't want to think about when Im at a show. I wish we could just once have a No-tech show. Ok, done ranting.
I'm hanging at the Acura (actually Ray-Ban then) stage at Jazz Fest, N.O. and this dude pulls out his cell phone, yapping away. Dude next to me drops him to the ground, one punch. My friend Jane asks the guy that dropped the other dude, "Would you like some Rescue Remedy? It's a flower essence." Dude promptly responds, "Yes thank you." Then she attended to the guy on the ground. Fin hilarious.