US nightclub bans photographers
It’s hard to imagine the weekend rolling around and getting down to your club
of choice only find not one nightclub photographer out there on the floor,
snapping away at the happy punters.
Indeed, the inthemix photo galleries section would look like a tumbleweed junction
were it not for flash-toting contributors!
Yet for any US clubbers rocking up to new Washington night spot, U Street Music Hall,
that’s exactly what you’ll find, as photographers have been barred
from shooting at the venue.
As reported by The Washington Post, U Street Music Hall has been set up
by co-owners Will Eastman and globe-trotting DJ Tittsworth with an optimum
clubbing experience at its core, promising a “no-frills dance club . . . no attitude,
no bottle service, no velvet rope, no bull”.
According to the article and its club profile, Tittsworth and Eastman
have been overrun by the rash of party photographers out there,
taking the decision to stamp them out for their U Street club.
“I’ve been to countless cities, coast to coast, where photographers will create
these false moments by antagonizing people, getting women maybe with low
self-esteem to expose themselves, or antagonize guys to be more aggressive. . . .
It creates a manufactured moment that looks crazier than it was,”
Tittsworth said in the interview. “We really want to encourage people to not give
a [expletive] about how they look and just enjoy the moment”.
What’re your thoughts on the matter?
Is it a total non-event and unfair on the photographers out there who’re adding
to the atmosphere of the club?
Or have you experienced something similar out in the local nightclub scene?
Drop a comment and share your thoughts.
wtf - since when are photographers "adding to the atmosphere" of a club ?????