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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YES!! Finally, today i recieved my tickets for the upcoming tour! I'm very happy ofcourse, but I do have a question: on the backside of the ticket it says that it isn't allowed to bring camera's with you. But at some concerts I do see people with camera's taking pictures. Can I bring my camera too to take pictures or will it be taken from me then?


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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Basically, you're taking a chance.

A pal of mine from the States flew over for some Who shows at the start of 2002 - he's a great photographer but merely a fan - doesn't profit from what he shoots etc.

2/3 of the way through one of the shows, the security challenegd him about what he was doing and why - they didn't believe that the hardware he was using was for amateur purposes and they made him give up the reel he was using and escorted him out.

My theory on this is that if you have "professional" looking gear, don't bother - large lenses on an SLR will make you stand out from people using ordinary 35mm cameras and you'll instantly be a target, especially if you're at the front or at the end of a row. They also don't believe the story that you're using your digital video recorder as a still camera only - I've tried that with Springsteen's manager Jon Landau and he made me turn it off or give it up to him.

But, if you take along your 35mm or regular hime digital camera, you almost certainly won't get picked on.

However, if you manage to get a press / photographer pass for the evening, that's a different kettle of fish altogether...... I've had some for Who shows and, believe me, it's a different experience completely.


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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Again, it depends on the venue. As I said before, there's a ZERO chance to bring ANYTHING like that to the Sazka arena in Prague.

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Posted: 09 Feb 05, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

every concert I've been to here in the USA people are filming and taking pictures. Security does nothing bc they are too busy breaking up fights and such from what I see. If Queen comes to the States, then I'll definitely be filming and taking pictures and I'll share them on here for everyone to enjoy.


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Posted: 10 Feb 05, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The way to get around thi is just to BE CAREFUL - work out where you are going to be before you get to the show so that you can judge how "open" you can be, especially if you are filming.

Bands / security have far less of a problem with people taking stills than they do with filming. You can afford to be professional with it as not being could cost you. I went through a stage of "concentrating" on filming / taping / shooting shows and found that I was paying more attention to THAT than I was to the music and the band.

Better to have a memory of the entire show than to have partial recollection of a show that you got kicked out of......

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Posted: 10 Feb 05, 11:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If it say no, then no camera's. quite simple!
Most bands now are not bothered. I saw the killers last night without so much as getting searched at Brixton.
But for some bands you get a fullbody search looking for recording equipment/cameras.
you'll always get pics of the gig on the net, so keep your camera at home.

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Posted: 10 Feb 05, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok Thanks all! I think I'd rather enjoy the concert than being busy with taking pictures and maybe eventually get kicked out!
But I still think it's stupid why someone can't take pictures for personal use...


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Posted: 10 Feb 05, 15:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

take a phone camera


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Posted: 12 Feb 05, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haven't got one, but thanks anyway!


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