Travis join Blondie and Yeah Yeah Yeahs in plea over mobile photos at gigs


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The rock band Travis have become the latest band to deter fans from taking photos on their mobile phones while attending concerts.

Frontman Fran Healy berated spectators for using their phones to take photos during a concert in Birmingham on Saturday. Blondie and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are among a growing number of performers who have made similar pleas.

“In the old days, we used to play gigs and you used to just remember gigs and we don’t have any photos or videos of them,” Healy said. “If you are tempted, ask the person behind you if it’s all right, and I’m sure they’ll be like, ‘No!’”