Twit all about it!
Referring to Kelsey’s post, I wanted to tell you about an amazing experience I had on City and Colour concert this Thursday. It was actually a pretty relieving concert to me, as I could get away from some of the problems I am facing right now.
I could only afford the cheapest ticket (and I bought it so long ago I almost forgot about the concert!), so I was watching the concert from the highest balcony on the right of the stage. At some point Dallas Green excused himself for 2 minutes because he cut his finger. When he left, the noise increased from the audience, and I could see mobile screen lights coming up one by one. It looked really amazing, a sight comparable only to looking at a light bug-ridden trees in a warm Indian night.
That’s not all though. Everyone went on doing their stuff until Mr. Green came back. But even then a lot of people were taking pictures and some of the lights down there indicated that people are recording the show. The concert ended, but then Green came back for an encore. When he came back he requested everyone to switch off their electronic devices. He said he was not taking the slightest offence in people twitting, recording, taking photos, or facebooking, but ” sometimes we are so engrossed in recording the moment to have it forever, that we are not really experiencing it and it’s lost forever”.
And then something amazing happened that can happen ONLY in Canada. And maybe Sweden. People actually DID switch their things off!!! I counted maybe 5 devices on.
That got me thinking. Are we really trying to record things so desperately that we miss the moment? I know I missed half of a sarod concert (Amjad Ali Khan and his sons) because I was playing with my camera trying to take a panoramic photo and then recording a video.
Do you also experience things like that? You want to keep moments, but they are gone because you want to keep them?