It’s amazing how people nowadays see beautiful events like a concert, comedy show, or spoken word presentation through the eyes of their smart phones. As a performer, I see this epidemic steadily and stealthily taking over my live show performances. I understand the need to capture a video here, or a picture there, but the whole show? Really?
I know we live in a world where information sharing is paramount and the need to upload is an itch too hard not to scratch, however, there is magic in being and living in the present. Singing, clapping, and dancing along are slowly becoming a thing of the past, and we must not let that be.
So go out to the next live event and enjoy the moment through our wonderful senses. Feel the beat, move your feet, clap your hands, taste the sound, breathe the air (the air at a Marleys concert might be a little suspect) and just enjoy the moment.
See you at the next show.
Nelson aka African elevator music provider