“There’s many reasons why—I think everyone can figure it out—why we would have that kind of policy. I mean, I get why you wanna take a memento of the moment. I’ve done it myself. If I go to a show and they ask for… I’ve gone to plays. I don’t know if guys have gone to a play. You never take out your phone, take a video or take a picture in a play; you’re gonna get booted.
Why is that any different at a rock show? And why is it any different to not be rude sticking your phone up in front of the face of the person behind you. And then, at the other side of it, we would like you to be with us, present. We’re with you, present—full-focused, wholeheartedly. For that one moment in time—90 minutes or 100 minutes—we’re giving every… every calorie available to us is spent to be together, so we ask you to join us there.”