Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler wants his fans to stop shooting and “f*cking watch the show”

Aug 27, 2019

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Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler wants his fans to stop shooting and “f*cking watch the show”

Aug 27, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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I know I’ve said it many times, but I really hate it when people spend an entire concert filming the stage with their phones. However, it seems that I’m not the only one who feels this way; as a matter of fact, musicians themselves don’t like it either. Lead singer of Aerosmith, Steven Tyler, has recently publicly called out a fan for watching the concert through a phone display, telling him to “f*cking watch the show.”

Steven posted the video on his Facebook page, and it was taken at a recent concert in Springfield, MA. You can hear that the band isn’t playing while Steven is calling out the fan with a smartphone, asking him if he’ll put the video on his website. “You don’t know? Then turn it off. F*cking watch the show, man!”

FUCKING WATCH THE SHOW PEOPLE… OR I’LL #AEROPHONEVID YOU!

Posted by Steven Tyler on Monday, August 26, 2019

The comments on the video vary greatly. “I always take a few minutes of the show for memories, I paid for the ticket, it’s my decision, sorry Steven,” one user wrote. On the other hand, there are people who absolutely agree with Steven, and I fall into that group.

Sure, I paid for the ticket, but I bought it so I can listen to the band, sing, dance, enjoy the music and the performance. I understand that you may want to snap a photo or two for the memory, or perhaps a short video. But I don’t understand those who spend an entire concert standing still and looking through their tiny phone screens, instead of looking at the stage.

Even if you’re there to shoot a crappy, shaky video and not enjoy the concert, okay. Maybe you genuinely dislike dancing and singing along with the band and the crowd. But there’s another problem: you’re blocking the view for us who actually want to see the stage.

This is what a 5’5’’ person sees in concert when you’re filming with your phone. Thank you, douchebag

So, I’m with Steven on this one. Stop shooting, enjoy the show, and don’t ruin it for others. And I guess musicians like Bob Dylan, Adele, Jack White, and Josh Klinghoffer would agree, too.

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28 responses to “Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler wants his fans to stop shooting and “f*cking watch the show””

  1. David Evans Avatar
    David Evans

    I agree with Steven!!! Watch the show!!!

  2. jason bourne Avatar
    jason bourne

    Agreed. Pain in the ass trying to watch a show past a ton of phones raised up in the air. Inconsiderate selfish jerks.

  3. Jason Sobel Avatar
    Jason Sobel

    I totally agree.
    It is a waste of time.
    The quality it garbage.
    Its rude to everyone
    Ruins the whole experience for everyone!!!
    But wait your the only person on the planet so its okay!!!!!!!
    100% absolutely NO!!!

  4. Abel Rego Avatar
    Abel Rego

    Agreed.

  5. julia Curtis Avatar
    julia Curtis

    thank you! i soo agree! i saw the Hollywood Vampires in May and out of respect for the band i left my phone at the hotel… i want to enjoy the show not be on my damn phone….the band is putting on a show for us and im gonna watch them not my phone screen….

  6. Jackie Welch Simmons Avatar
    Jackie Welch Simmons

    Exactly if I had tickets to the show this Thursday I would definitely be enjoying it… an experience of a life time I would forever hold in my head!!!!!

  7. Kathy Rankin Avatar
    Kathy Rankin

    I am a Photographer. I do not own a cellphone. I find it annoying and not really fair when people get to shoot with their cellphones through the entire show and security tells me I cant take a photo with a real camera. Whatever.

  8. Nadine Pankow Avatar
    Nadine Pankow

    take them the phones befor entree the show! ?

  9. Diego Callegari Avatar
    Diego Callegari

    totally agree

  10. Hoselton Christine Avatar
    Hoselton Christine

    I agree but also see the world is changing again and no one is on board with it ?

  11. Rachel Avatar
    Rachel

    Don’t forget Maynard! Kicked you out of the APC show for filming. Best show I’ve been to in a long time because of it.

  12. Jason Welch Avatar
    Jason Welch

    You are totally wrong if I paid the 145.00 for crappy nosebleed seats or upwards of over a thousand for good seats I feel like I have to right to record it or take as many pictures as I want. There is no reason for a super band such as Aerosmith or the metalica’s who have been well paid over time. some may say over ( not me but some) to charge so much for a concert when you are well well well well past your prime year’s Just saying

    1. Kimberly Avatar
      Kimberly

      PAST THEIR PRIME YEARS!! Wat the hell u going tonsee them for then ..im 54 on July 4yh i saw them for the 10th time in Vegas…Absolutley the Best one yet ! Ive got tickets for a Nov show.im going back ! Do you know how much it costs to put on that show ? I agree that thet dont pay 20 to 100 back up freaking dancers & all that but its because THEY are the talent those 5 guys!! !!!
      Because of this chat though I am going to put my phone down & live the moments instead of trying to capture them!!!

      1. Kandy Smith Brown Avatar
        Kandy Smith Brown

        Well said Kimberly!

      2. Tasha Avatar
        Tasha

        agreed!

    2. Ren Avatar
      Ren

      Sure… but you know what? I, as another ticket holder who might be sitting behind you ALSO paid to see the show, which I can’t do when you’re being a douchebag with your arms up over your head filming everything and a distracting bright screen shining back at everyone behind you. Grow up, watch the show. Remember it with your brain.

    3. Tasha Avatar
      Tasha

      Noone, including you is entitled to anything. No one owes anyone a damn thing. Sorry to be frank, but it’s the truth.

  13. RoachForLife Avatar
    RoachForLife

    Regarding that picture referencing a 5 foot 3 inch person. Whether he had a cellphone held up or not you’re fucked so no need to call him a dbag for something that makes zero difference to you (again, referencing the pic only)

  14. Carol Nero Avatar
    Carol Nero

    Amen…why bother going if you all your going to do is look thru your phone

  15. Reed Radcliffe Avatar
    Reed Radcliffe

    I will not pay to see national acts anymore because of this. I am not tall and I am getting older (63 in December) – I am a professional photographer and I shoot music locally, mostly for fun. I don’t have time to play the game to get access to shoot those national guys, but I still enjoy the music. What I don’t enjoy is standing throughout an entire concert because some butthole decides he has to stand up and “Facebook Live” the show. The last time I left during the third song of the headline band because of this. Now I just enjoy local bands when I feel like going to hear music – and guess what? They are friendly, I can take some photos with my professional camera, and the music is just as good (and sometimes even better) than the national touring musicians. I’ve seen and photographed several bands and performers on their way up, before they got famous and have become friends with many. I find that going to see a show at a small venue is more intimate and satisfying than just about any concert I paid over a hundred bucks a seat for in the past.

  16. Rip Washington Avatar
    Rip Washington

    Attended a concert several weeks ago. Dinner theater…great seats a few feet from the stage. Spent the first 20 minutes watching the backs of people standing with theirs phones in the air recording. Finally had enough and asked one particularly egregious offender to please sit down. I was fortunate the guy respectfully replied. I might have walked away with a bloody lip. I don’t think I’ll be attending anymore concerts.

  17. Alex DeLarge Avatar
    Alex DeLarge

    They should be tossed out of the concert. One of the reasons I no longer go to shows is because of incessant phone use. The tickets are ridiculously expensive and you spend the night behind some numbnuts with his phone in his hand all night long killing the vibe and the view.

  18. Kandy Smith Brown Avatar
    Kandy Smith Brown

    Agree with Steven. Okay, so you OTHERS plaid for your tickets but SO DID I and you’re ruining MY experience by standing up in front of me with your f_k_ing phone! Not to mention, it’s rude douchebag!

  19. Glenda Marcelle Horn Avatar
    Glenda Marcelle Horn

    I certainly have to agree. All those phones raised up in a crowd taking videos . You purchase the tickets to watch the performances. Enjoy the show and put away the phones.

  20. CanonMinolta Avatar
    CanonMinolta

    Not going to happen
    What is unfair is that fans can take photos with the phone but not a camera

  21. Lance Lewin Avatar
    Lance Lewin

    Here is my few words as a 65 year old professional photographer and fan of the arts: as one writer stated it is his right to take photos or cellphone videos after he paid x-amount for the ticket – and he is correct, but we also need to understand not to interfere with the people around us – as we have no right to impede their experience. If your in the nose-bleed sections, likely this is not an issue, but otherwise, be mindful.

    Now there is another more serious discourse that must be initiated here: as a whole, we have an entire generation seemingly face-planted 24 hours a day into the screens of their cell phones, laptops and iPad’s (and surprisingly this includes a wide range of ages) – its actually kind of crazy if you sit back and take notice from a far. Disturbingly so, in my opinion. I would really like everyone’s take on this subject – as I expect, we should hear a lot of different opinions between the age groups.

    Question: and you all have seen this before, but here again, I ask: are we missing out on reality as we continue to fiddle with our cell phones at, for example, a concert? Thank you,everyone!

    Best regards,
    Lance A. Lewin

    visualizingart.com

  22. Roger Yeakle Avatar
    Roger Yeakle

    I will never go to another concert for this reason it just kills the light show and unless you pay 2 grand for a seat you just about have to stand on your seat to see over these fools if someone would have did this back in the 70s or 80s they would have been going to the Hospital . Way to stick up to your LOYAL FANS the ones that bought your records when you first got started not some jerk that’s 25 years old

  23. suruha Avatar
    suruha

    I just don’t think anyone has a ‘right’ to video tape it if it impede’s another person’s ‘rights’!