I was at the recent Il Divo concert, which was marred by security personnel who approached audience members taking photos with their smartphones.
At times, the staff would stand at the end of the rows observing and even glaring at people who snapped photos. Their presence was extremely distracting. The irony is that the concert featured a segment whereby the performers flashed background images that their fans had snapped of them at their concerts.
I do not understand why concert organisers ban photography when it is not done professionally or using video cameras. It gives the performers an impression that we are not enjoying their concerts.
Concertgoers pay a lot for tickets to such performances. I do not see anything wrong with taking photos as keepsakes.
Chua Kew Heng
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