A week after winning a Grammy for her latest album, Angélique came back to Seattle for another awesome show. And, of course, I snapped some pics to share, and recorded some video clips which are on YouTube…if you want a sense of how beautiful her voice is, around 2:50 she does a slower song called “Malanka” which blows me away every time I’ve seen her do it. The video isn’t the same as seeing it live, but whatever!
Unfortunately the show was at the Moore Theatre, whose security guys are notorious for being complete jerkoffs. This time was no different. When dozens of people got up on stage to dance with Angélique (this happens at every show), one of the security goons came up to me and started in. “Put the camera away!” he shouted. I was surprised, because I had been snapping away for over an hour, so I said, “What??” He said it louder: “Put the camera away!” I told him I wasn’t using a flash, which is usually what they mean in these situations. He yelled it once more: “PUT…THE…CAMERA…AWAY!” No asking, no reasons given, just this tall mongoloid fucktard shouting in my face. So I yelled “FINE!” back at him and sat down.
What the hell? Do they have some weird legal reason for not wanting photos taken of audience members onstage? Whatever the reason was, he didn’t have to be a PRICK about it. Seriously, he acted like I was drunkenly threatening the performers or something. But their staff are always pricks like that, it’s the same attitude we get every time we see a show there. So when someone in the audience gets rowdy and needs to be thrown out, are these security assholes going to be too busy making sure nobody takes a forbidden photo to do something about it? Just who is the Moore Theater protecting here?
Oh, and get this: many of those onstage were pointing their cameras and phones at the audience and snapping away! So where are the copyright concerns about that? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Oh well, I got some good photos of the rest of the show…including one of (gasp!) audience members onstage, which is on display with the rest. Suck it, security goons.