In case "basic human decency" isn't enough to keep you off your cellphone in public places -- like, for instance, a rare intimate performance by Tool in a tiny club -- perhaps the following recording will be an additional reason. Particularly 11 seconds in.
"Shauna's friend" was being really inconsiderate of those around her all evening, but it was during Tool's performance of the rare "slow version" of the song "Pushit" that she gained notoriety, forever being inscribed in music history. I recorded this concert at the peak of my bootlegging "fame", and copies of it can probably still be found on every peer-to-peer music trading network there is. Thousands of people have had the chance to learn just how inconsiderate "Shauna's friend" is.
So, I hope this is a valuable lesson to those of you who insist upon being a "cellphone asshole"; you never know when those you are being inconsiderate of are making a permanent record of it, spreading your assholitry all over the internet.
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