Annie Mac: Phones Are Ruining Clubbing


Annie MacManus, popularly known as Annie Mac, is an Irish DJ and presenter. She is known as the eponymous host of the electronic dance music show Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 in the United Kingdom.

In the recent interview with musicweek, Annie spoke about clubbing’s mobile phone problem. “[The clubbing scene] is not in a very good way and there’s such a myriad of reasons for that,” she said. “The way people look at going out has changed, the way people look at connecting with people has changed, the way licensing is happening has changed… It’s very sad”, she said.

“That difference was phones – it was next level. Everything had to be recorded on people’s phones, or they were asking me to take selfies… It was constant phones in my face. There was this constant kind of need for documentation of the night and it just killed my fucking vibe. I feel like that’s a really big problem in terms of clubbing now, because the ultimate idea and goal of clubbing is to connect. It’s the same experience you get when you go to a football game – you’re all experiencing the same amazing emotional charge together. But if you can’t do that because you’ve got a fucking screen in front of you that you have to record everything on, it really takes away that initial base level of connection.”

Read her opinion on how to solve this situation here.

Do you agree with Annie Mac?