Is this due to copyright reason?
Posted by Trung on 8/27/2017, 3:45 am, in reply to "He doesn't let people take photographs of the band while in concert, or record them"
I admit it's a bit dickish but really if King Crimson are going to sell official boxsets of their live concerts. Restricting bootlegs from amateur of the crowd makes sense from a financial point of view to force people buying their official product instead of bootleg alternative. Photo does seem excessive but sometimes performers disliked them for artistic reason (believe it goes against the essence of being immerse in the audience, distract the performer and the audience behind them etc)
I can't say I approve of it but I hardly see that worthy of biggest douchebag tag as that implies something uniquely arsehole behaviour especially if his request is legal and there are other musicians that are really against piracy, bootlegs and photos being taken etc so he ain't unique in that regard (prince, Bjork, neutral milk hotel, yeah yeah yeah come to mind in terms of banning photography at gigs).
On a Mike Love scale of douchebaggery (whose status I also think is overstated) this barely raised a blimp on that scale
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