Don't Bring Your iPad or Tablet to a Woodlands Pavilion Show

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Here comes some venue news that most everybody will be able to get behind this coming summer concert season.

While updating the Houston Press's online concert calendar with new listings for the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, I discovered that the venue now bans the use of iPads and other tablet devices at all of its events. In fact, it has been doing so since last summer.

So saith the venue's Web site:

Tablets, such as iPads and Kindles, are not permitted in the venue because they are a distraction to other guests and the artists.

Courtney Galle, the CWMP's marketing and PR manager, says that it is not Live Nation's but the venue's rule. On top of that, such devices are distracting for everyone including the artists, and more distracting than a simple smart phone.

The Pavilion hosts a variety of performing-arts events, such as performances by the Houston Symphony and various dance companies. These groups are usually bound by union rules that prohibit audiences from recording their performances, rules that the venue is fully backing.

Galle says the venue has no plans to ban cell phones themselves, but of course the artist or artists onstage can always do so. No artists have specifically requested that iPads and tablets be banished, she notes. Numerous complaints from fans that the devices were hindering their enjoyment of a show were the deciding factor.

Last year the venue created an Instagram account at @pavilion_tx, which Galle says should be updated during every CWMP show for fans to check out pictures of bands onstage.

See Also:

Hey, Moron! Why Are You Recording Concerts on Your iPhone? (via West Coast Sound)


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Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX

Category: Music


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Anna Phillips
Anna Phillips

i had no idea that was a trend...that is terrible

H_e_x
H_e_x

There is no way that tablet in the picture made it out of that show in one piece.

Ben Blake
Ben Blake

i'm glad nobody liked Adam Socki's comment.

Adam Socki
Adam Socki

lame. Let people bring w/e they want. What's next? Banning the smoking of pot at concerts?

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

I'm all but certain you could take a lump of coal, shove in the neither regions of anyone who lives in the Woodlands, and within a week you'd have a nice albeit gross diamond..

Josh Webster
Josh Webster

For real, why would you need your iPad at a show? I get why they banned them, people hold them over their heads to film the show, which is stupid and distracting. That being said, the Woodlands it THE WORST place in town to see a show. Most tours that go there also hit the Frank Irwin in Austin. I'll just go there.

Jennifer Garcia
Jennifer Garcia

Leave it at home. .enjoy the music and the people yo!

Jimi Austin
Jimi Austin

I'm more concerned as to why they banned binoculars.

Houston Press Rocks Off
Houston Press Rocks Off

Nah Jimi Austin, "we paid to see a show and we wanna see it however we see fit". Ha.

Keith Hanna
Keith Hanna

Now they just need to keep people from using cell phones and flashes.

Jimi Austin
Jimi Austin

Why would you? You paid to see a show, watch it.

dermgerm
dermgerm

I guess it's a good thing that I only take a portable keyboard just in case the band needs me. Also, my intagerm pictures are awesome 'cause I take the time to filter them ;) Haaaa

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