70 per cent of UK ravers are annoyed by phones on the dancefloor


A new study commissioned by Eventbrite has found that 70 per cent of UK ravers and party-goers believe people snapping photos and videos on the dancefloor with their mobile phones takes away from the overall concert experience, as Mixmag reports.

Surveying a total of 1,031 British adults in last 12 months found that 69 per cent of those surveyed would support minimal action to minimize phones on the dancefloor. 13 per cent would back “no phone zones” at venues, 41 per cent believe “gentle nudges to make phones more discrete” would get the job done while 17 per cent would support “audience spot-checks for over-filming.”

Anja Schneider also shared her thoughts: “As a DJ I want to entertain people,” says Schneider. “I build a set, maybe it’s an all-nighter, or an after-party slot. You can’t then condense that down into a little piece of video filmed on a phone – three minutes or twenty seconds or whatever. Do I find myself playing to a forest of phones waving in the air? Of course, and for me that’s a problem because you can’t see the people, you can’t see the vibe. You can’t see people’s faces.”

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