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No cameras at Kate Bush shows, please. Thank you very much

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Kate Bush

Yeah, yeah, yeah, everyone’s asking people not to film their gigs these days. But Kate Bush isn’t just anyone, is she? And she has asked people very politely ahead of her upcoming Hammersmith Apollo shows not to take photos and video during her performances, rather than putting up a passive-aggressive sign at the venue, like some people. Manners cost nothing, you know.

In a message on her website, she said: “We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows. I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iPhones, iPads or cameras. I know it’s a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together”.

Or, as Karen O would say, put that shit away.