Just looking at the booking page for Jack White at Hammersmith Apollo and it has this message:
PLEASE NOTE: this is a PHONE-FREE show. No photos, video or audio recording devices allowed. We think you’ll enjoy looking up from your gadgets for a little while and experience music and our shared love of it IN PERSON. Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and other photo or video-capturing gizmos will be secured in a Yondr pouch that will be unlocked at the end of the show. You keep your pouch-secured phone on you during the show and, if needed, can unlock your phone at any time in a designated Yondr Phone Zone located in the lobby or concourse. For those looking to do some social media postings, let us help you with that. Our official tour photographer will be posting photos and videos after the show at jackwhiteiii.com and the new Jack White Live Instagram account @officialjackwhitelive. Repost our photos & videos as much as you want and enjoy a phone-free, 100% human experience.
Includes a £1.50 levy + £2.50 Yondr fee
What do we reckon to this then?
Whilst phones at gigs can be annoying and I do like the idea of seeing a show without being distracted by other people’s phone usage - I’d be far more irked at the idea of having to pay an additional £4 to have my phone locked in a pouch then queuing at the end just to get it unlocked.
Also annoyed at how casually they say “Yondr pouch” as if everyone knows what that is.