Originally posted by Betty:
I think that is very exessive of no take photos(or pictures in english..)during the concert...
before was possible...and now no...I understand camera digital..flash,but someone photos...without flash...
where is the problem?
Betty from Italy!
The problem is this: If the person does not wish for their photo to be taken without their permission, then do not take the photo. Loreena has, many times, expressed her wish that NO PHOTOS be taken during her concerts. It is more than rude to ignore such a wish.
Here is another part of the problem: When the "paparazzi" start in with their cameras, it isn't just the "celebrity" who can be in danger -- often it is the bystander who has to run for cover, simply because the paparazzi are so focused on getting that "money shot" they take no heed of anyone else. I am sure that you have seen some of the tabloid papers, with photos of some celebrity who has stumbled; they are often described as being "drunk" or "drugged out", with the fact of their stumbling in public as "proof" (when all that happened was they slipped on a pebble or something).
At a rock-n-roll concert I would expect to see hundreds of flashes every second (they usually have a lot of flames or such obnoxious thing all around them on the stage, anyway), but not at one of Loreena's concerts. Consider: The concert hall is dark, the mood relaxing -- and then the stage is lit up by a bright, glaring lighting-flash style strobe light. What do you think that would do to the people on the stage? How would it affect you, if you were on the stage? We should be more thoughtful of the artists on the stage than that. Loreena deserves respect, and she should get it first from us, her fans. If anyone near me uses a flash during the concert, I will be sorely tempted to take their camera and stomp it into tiny pieces of electronic garbage -- I will be there to see Loreena and her group, not to be blinded by some idiot who cannot show the respect due to others.