cellphones & cameras

I don’t want to be rude or anything. I understand they come to the show and they want to keep a memory. I appreciate that.

But after two or three songs I just have to say ’Listen, if you want me to be here in the moment with you, then you’ve got to be too’.

It sounds weird but I really have to feel that we’re doing it together. A live concert is all about being there in the moment. You just have to let go.

What bothers me about it [is] you prepare yourself psychologically before a show and you go on stage and you open up and you want to be open.

It’s a bit like going out to dinner with your friend. You’ve decided you want to trust them with something really important and the minute you start talking he picks up his mobile phone and starts texting and you think, ’What ? wait a minute ! Are you listening to me, do you care ?’ It’s like, ’Look me in the eye’.

nzherald.co.nz. November 27, 2007