Those of who find their concert experience tainted by someone holding up a cell-phone in their field of vision, relief may be on the way. For their upcoming show in Las Vegas on December 28th, the reunited Misfits will be enforcing a cell-phone free experience by utilizing a somewhat new technology called the Yondr bag. It’s a burgeoning enterprise being utilized by artists like Dave Chappelle and Cage the Elephant as well as in classrooms.
From Metal Wani:
For a “completely phone free” event, visitors will be obliged to lock their phones in a special case provided by a company called Yondr. Although the crowd will be allowed to carry their Yonder-locked phones during the show, they will only be allowed to unlock them in the lobby once the gig is over.
The full email sent to ticket holders reads:
“We’re writing to inform you about the updated cellphone policy at the Original Misfits Reunion Show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
“There will be no use of cellphones, smart watches, cameras or recording devices permitted during the show. This exclusive one-off performance will be completely phone-free. Tickets MUST be pre-printed prior to arriving at the venue. Guests who do not have printed E-Tickets will not be permitted into the venue. Additional re-print fees will apply at the Box Office.
“Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be unlocked at the end of the show. You’ll maintain possession of your phone throughout the event, and if needed, can access your phone at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby. Your phone will be re-locked in a Yondr case before you re-enter the performance.
“Anyone caught using a cellphone during the performance will be removed from the venue. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.”
Check out the video to see how it works.