Tracii Guns finds camera phones distracting and dislikes the videotaping at front of stage
L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns has voiced his displeasure over fans using camera phones during his band’s live shows and anyone videotaping shows near the front of the stage.
The following message was posted yesterday on Guns‘ Facebook page:
“Ok lol I have to address this . YOUR CAMERA PHONES ARE DISTRACTING WHEN WE ARE PLAYING . If you are taking video please don’t leave your flash on it blinds us . If you are videoing at the front of the stage it seems to us you aren’t involved in the moment . It would be nice if you could video from the back so we can connect with humans in the front instead of cameras . Sheesh we live in an odd time . We love ya but , the camera phones are tripping us out . I am sure we aren’t the only performers that are going through this so please share this post . ???
Sleaze Roxx noted this policy change at L.A. Guns concerts when the newly reunited band version featuring Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis played in Toronto, Ontario, Canada back on April 26, 2017. Sleaze Roxx noted in its concert review: “One annoying thing this time around at The Rockpile was that apparently no one was allowed to take photos with a real camera. I didn’t exactly catch what Lewis said towards the beginning of the show but he made some comment about someone being behind a video camera the whole night. Before I knew it, a security guard was coming around to anyone taking photos with a camera in the first few rows telling them not to do so. Definitely, a first for The Rockpile. I have to think that this must have been a request from L.A. Guns because this requirement was not in place when the opening acts played. At one point later in the show, Grant had joined Guns on his side of the stage and I thought those would translate into some cool shots. I took out my camera for two quick shots and before I knew it, there was the security guard again beside me except this time he was threatening to take my camera if I took another photo. Hopefully, this new “camera restriction” won’t be implemented for any more shows at The Rockpile.”