Smart-phones spoil concert experience

I have watched great music festivals in my life and I have noticed that today's festival goers have changed significantly.

Instead of getting lost in the live performance, the modern revellers (I don't even think they deserve to be called, revellers) watch the whole show on their tiny phones while recording and taking blurry pictures.

I attended a jam session with Ray Phiri and John Selolwane in Gaborone last weekend. We are talking here about band members of Paul Simon's Graceland Tour that took Rufaro Stadium in Harare Zimbabwe by storm in 1987.Since then, I have been engrossed in YouTube videos of that amazing festival all week and I noticed a big difference between the revellers of the 1980s and today's.

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