Many of us are guilty from using our cell phones at a show. However, when is it enough? We have observed at least one person glued to their phone instead of the performance. At one point, you question what the purpose is for that person attending the show in the first place. It wasn’t too long ago when Stone Sour/Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor slapped a phone out of a fan’s hand, and now, roughly one year later, the singer spoke to Loudwire and shared more detail on this subject.
“I’ve seen people mosh to Stone Sour‘s ‘Bother‘ before, it’s very off putting. Listen, if you’re out there, you need fucking help. You don’t mosh to ‘Bother.’ You hold your phone up. You used to hold your lighter up. Now we hold our phones up, or we stare into it while we’re watching real life on your screen. Knock that shit off, too. Stop it.”
“It’s tricky for me ’cause I am the dude who knocked a phone out of someone’s hand and then caught hell for it. My thing has always been… It’s fine. Bring your phone, take pictures, do whatever you want.
But why? You’re there. Take pictures, it’s fine. But why are you filming it? It’s one thing to film it, it’s another thing to just be staring at your screen while you’re filming it.
It’s right there! Are you so terrified of real life that you can’t do anything unless it’s on that little four-by-four screen? Ugggh. It’s very weird.”