Bloomington, IN—Standing on the tips of his toes in Grossinger Motors Arena, bartender Patrick Andrews is becoming frustrated in his attempt to record the Lindsey Stirling concert on his cell phone because everyone in front of him is trying to record the concert on their cell phones.
Andrews stamped his foot and shook his head, angered at the insensitivity of the masses of people in front of him.
“I bet they’re totally oblivious to what they’re doing,” he told the Post. “They’re all so busy trying to get the perfect shot that they’re ruining it for everybody behind them.”
At one point in the concert, Stirling was elevated by cables and played from 15 feet in the air for a whole song. Andrews says he was very close to being able to see her during that part.
“If it hadn’t been for the people right in front of me, I’d have gotten some great video of that part. As it was, there was an arm or two in the shot the whole time.”
Andrews had bought tickets for the concert the moment they went on sale, snagging floor seats at the very back of the section. Most of the seats in front of him were only open to those who had purchased the VIP package, which he scoffed at.
“It includes all these perks like a meet-and-greet with Lindsey Stirling backstage. They don’t even allow cameras during the meet-and-greet. Who would want that?”
Andrews’s arms eventually got tired, so he lowered them, but he still held onto the phone with the camera app open just in case an opportunity emerged.
“What I wouldn’t give to be one of the people up front,” he said while staring wistfully at the orchestra seats, “just to be right there, able to see the stage in all its glory on this five-and-a-half-inch screen.”