We've all seen it: people who spend good money on concert tickets and then spend the entire show looking at the stage through the screen of their cell phone.
At a Green Day show a number of years ago, Billie Joe Armstrong ranted "Put your f**king phones down! Be here! Be in the moment! Get into what's going on! Don't live your life on that f**king little screen!" I gave him a big cheer.
Far too many people are missing out on the communal experience that is The Concert because they're too busy capturing something for posterity. Why bother? Let someone else put it up on YouTube. Get into the gig!
The Village Voice has a great column on the six ways the cell phone is ruining your concert experience. Read it here.