MILAN. Nothing smartphone at Bob Dylan concerts. Point stopped, by now, of our existences so much that you concertsthey often become part of the choreography and they went to replace the flame of the lighters when the songs start anymore romanticfor some time there are those who say no, or rather, try. Last year the likes of the Guns ‘N Roses, by Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande or Jack White they had experienced gods live during which smartphones ended up in of the cases provided by the organization.
Bob Dylan has decided to kingmake this principle structural: to the his concerts cell phones must not be turned on, as they distract those who use them is that they transform into parallel and overturned lighting with respect to the stage with thousands of spectators who spend their time filming the performance instead of enjoying it. And so the great Bob decided to say ”enough” and for the five dates in our country of his international tour has set as a condition unique and non-negotiable to his fans that of give up your mobile phone for the entire duration of the show.
How will he succeed? By applying what your prestigious colleagues did on an experimental basis last year. Staff it will help viewers put their phone in a secure, closed case. Then the phone it remains in the availability of the owner and if an emergency were to occur it will suffice open the case e go to a dedicated area and signposted, intended for phone calls.
”Having experimented with this mode without a phone during recent tours,” reports the Italian promoter D’Alessandro and Galli in a press release – we believe it creates a better experience for all in attendance. Our eyes open a little wider and our senses are slightly sharper when we lose the technological crutch we have become accustomed to. And yes, it is mandatory and non-negotiable”.
These are Dylan’s dates and stops in Italy: Ttheater of Arcimboldi in Milan (on July 3 and 4), Lucca Summer Festival (July 6), in Perugia for Umbria Jazz (July 7) and, finally, in the Sala Santa Cecilia of the Auditorium Parco della Musica (July 9) . In the lineup there will be above all the songs from the last album, released in June 2020, “Rough and Ways Days”.
This is what was reported by the organizers of D’Alessandro and Galli:
At the request of the Artist, this concert is a “PHONE FREE SHOW”, which means that phones are not allowed in the hall during the concert.
– How does it work?
Once you arrive at the venue, Yondr (the phone case company involved in this concert) will have their dedicated staff on hand to help you place your phone in a secure, locked case, which you will keep with you throughout the evening.
– What should I do if I have an emergency and need access to my phone?
You can unlock your phone case at any time by going to a dedicated and signposted area intended for phone use. Don’t hesitate to ask a Yondr staff member for help.
– Why are we doing this and is it mandatory?
Having experimented with this phone-free mode on recent tours, we believe it creates a better experience for all in attendance. Our eyes open a little wider and our senses are slightly sharper when we lose the technological crutch we have become accustomed to. And yes, it is mandatory and non-negotiable.