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Cellphone invasion: How technology at concerts alters the experience




Festival goers enjoy the music in the Sahara Tent during David Guetta at the 2015 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Festival goers enjoy the music in the Sahara Tent during David Guetta at the 2015 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Rich Fury/Invision/AP

At weekend one of Coachella, headliner Jack White made a request to the audience: He asked the crowd to put away their cellphones -- as did a number of other acts at the festival.

Shirley Halperin, music editor at The Hollywood Reporter, gives a look at why phones have become so prevalent at concerts, and how that affects the live music experience.