People on their phones at concerts

The sold out Foreigner concert at the Idaho Botanical Garden was great, they sounded so good and just belted out hit after hit.  Even though the last remaning founding member was absent I still loved it.  The current lead singer Kelly Hansen and was crazy even climbing the scaffolding at one point.

Here’s my only problem, people on their phones.  At first I didn’t mind cell phones at concerts but the last time the Foo Fighters were in Idaho, a woman right in front of me at the Ford Idaho Center was filming and snapchatting the entire time, it was pretty distracting and kind of ruined my experience.  There I am in a dark area and BWOOWWMM, screen light hits my fact.  Then a few weeks ago I saw Disturbed at Taco Bell Arena and these 2 drunk “brahs” the next row down (like 2 feet from my face) were texting the entire show.  About what I couldn’t tell and I didn’t know if they were really stupid or just really drunk.  Honestly it was funnier than it was annoying but I could of gone without it.

Then at Foregner I noticed all kinds of people on their phones.  Not checking them or taking a picture or shooting the chorus of their favorite song, like on their phones on their phones and while the band was playing.

This dude was playing Farmville or Simms or whatever game like that is out now

This lady decided it was time to scoll through Facebook for at least 2 Foreigner songs.

This guy switced back and forth between Facebook Marketplace and some sort of city war game.  Again, while the band was playing.  Getting a text, checking the time, maybe posting a picture or if it’s the opening act why not, but playing games while the headliner is on stage?  Why?  Hey, glad I spent $40.00 so I can sit out here on my phone. – Forrest



Paul McCarteny & Dave Grohl

Paul McCarteny & Dave Grohl

I expected to see Grohl playing the drums and Paul on bass but nope, totally forgot those 2 had both recording entire albums by themselves. Pretty sure I save Dave Matthews in there too – Forrest