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July 18, 2023
Watch: Miranda Lambert goes viral shaming rude selfie-takers at a concert, and she's right
We interrupt your daily coverage of cocaine in the White House, DeSantis and Trump influencers beefing over who is meaner to who, and Tucker Carlson going on a killing spree to bring you what is truly important in this world... country music. Country superstar Miranda Lambert is going viral for telling fans to put their phones away. Everyone on the internet has an opinion. The people who are on the side of the fans are wrong.
“These girls are worried about their selfie and not listening to the song, it’s pissing me off a little bit. Sorry, I don’t like it at all. We’re here to hear some country music tonight. I’m singing some country damn music.”
Here's the offending incident.
Lambert has a residency at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood. During an intimate part of the show, fans caused a distraction by taking out their phones to pose for selfies. Miranda, the artist, thought this to be rude and said something. Not everyone agreed: “Let’s go. You don’t do that to fans.” “People paid to be there, they can do whatever the hell they want!" “2023 Miranda is not the vibe."
People siding with the rude girls are missing the "intimate" part of the performance. For reference, this is the song she was playing. It's called "Tin Man,' is very emotional, and is performed with just her and an acoustic guitar.
Miranda Lambert - Tin Man (From The Marfa Tapes Film with Jack Ingram & Jon Randall)www.youtube.com
They weren't distracting a wild, full band, singing about little girls playing with kerosine and being made of gunpowder and lead. It is a quiet, emotional, sentimental part of the show where you FEEL the music.
Being rude and not paying attention in such an intimate setting doesn't just take the artist out of the performance, it takes everyone around you out of the performance who paid just as much money as you did to not just enjoy, but feel live music.
What if instead of selfies, they were WOO girls screaming about shots? Would that fall under "they paid money and can do whatever they want" too? Because they aren't the only ones in attendance who paid money.
People with phones are getting out of hand at concerts as it is. Not that they don't have some use. Taking Back Sunday performed a new song on tour and someone got it up on the internet. I thank you for that.
But as someone who breathes music AND is all about doing it for the content, have some respect for the artist and the other people around you. Record a little bit of the first song so Instagram knows you're having fun then put your damn phone away.
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