Yea I am going to Floyd Fest, I have never been to a festival show before either. I am hoping to get good seats, because they are not assigned. I'm a little worried about that but regardless it will be an amazing show.
I figure if I'm there for the show before and just wait till everyone for that show leaves I will be able to get decent seats. I wanna be able to take pictures and I heard you have to be like 10 rows back or something like that.
I wanna be able to take pictures and I heard you have to be like 10 rows back or something like that.
I think it just depends on the festival/venue. I know at Merlefest in April, they allowed people to come right up to the stage to take pictures. At the Dance & Folk Fest in Germany a couple weeks ago, you had to be at least seven rows back I believe. If Alison has her way, she'll make you shoot from far away though. I know for non-festival shows at theaters and venues like that, she makes the press photographers shoot from the soundboard.
Post by runningrattie on Jul 22, 2012 18:14:35 GMT -5
That's funny because when I saw them at the State Theatre in Cleveland (a very nice, proper venue), I thought all of the flashes throughout the theatre were going to induce a seizure. I don't know how close any of those people were, but I was like, wow, AKUS must be REALLY lax on the photo-taking because I can't remember another show where the audience was so brazen. It was near-constant and annoying.
PS - I decided against Floyd (no money) so now it is just Charlotte for me.
Because she's shy and she hates having her picture taken. Before the Raising Sand tour, it was almost impossible to take pictures at her concerts at all.
Thanks for the insight. I had been wondering if her camera shyness was due to bashfulness, or maybe she was concerned the camera flashes too close might set off her migraines. And/or they might disrupt her concentration as she performs onstage.
Even when people are told to turn off their flashes, you know a lot of folks can't or won't get it right, so that would make sense for them to ban pictures for several rows out.
Alison's really dolled herself up over the last dozen years, ya gotta want to use your cell camera to capture her image. Cellphone cameras are so ubiquitous these days, who could resist getting a picture at a concert you're attending?
Post by silverqueen on Jul 27, 2012 22:06:43 GMT -5
They're pretty lax now, but they used to be really terrible about it. They were known to have people's camera's confiscated and their film destroyed. In 2005 they actually tried to ban people from using cell phones in the venue because camera phones were getting so common.
I guess it became so impossible to stop people with camera phones that they don't even try anymore, though.
My theory is that Alison just had to get used to camera flashes during the RS tour, because nobody on earth can tell a rowdy crowd of drunk Led Zeppelin fans what to do.
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Post by dreambig88 on Aug 15, 2012 20:16:12 GMT -5
I don't Know??? For the AKUS concert In Albq NM, I had Front row and asked the security guard if we were allowed to take pictures they told me we weren't allowed, when I asked why the security guard told me it was because it was what the band had wanted. But during the show I took pictures and It's kind of a long story but Alison knew I was there and knew who I was because her manager pointed me out, but at the end of the concert before the encore they moved to my end of the stage, and Alison was kind of hiding but then she poked her head out at me and let me take pictures. But maybe that was just for me or not, I just know there were flashes going off during the show to!
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