(Source) — Here’s the message they emailed to ticket winners:
PHONE-FREE VIEWING EXPERIENCE:
No cellphones, cameras or recording devices will be allowed at this show. Upon arrival, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr pouches that will be unlocked at the end of the show. Guests maintain possession of their phones throughout the night, and if needed, may access their phones at designated Yondr unlocking stations in the lobby.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Our dress code is HIP & TRENDY as if you are going to a concert or night out with friends! The event is standing-room-only so please plan accordingly.
PLEASE DO NOT WEAR shorts, large logos, flip flops, tank tops, crop tops, baseball hats, solid white or red clothing. We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone dressed inappropriately.
WHAT TO EXPECT
6:30pm: 1iota Check-in Opens
7:45pm: 1iota Check-in Closes
8:30pm – 9:00pm: Everything Now Live
I don’t really know Arcade Fire. I’ve definitely heard the name, it’s a pretty good one I’ll give them that, but I couldn’t name one of their songs and after a quick YouTube their most popular song isn’t making any bells go off in my head.
Nonetheless, even without knowing them really, I’m ready to name them my most hated band on planet earth. I don’t even hate the dress code they’re trying to promote, I subscribe to most of it. I don’t really wear shorts, I don’t wear large logos or flip flops or tank tops or hats, and I think chicks in crop tops are white trash. But I’m a man of the people so as much as I’d like to support a bill that made this dress code national law, I can’t.
Telling people what they can and can’t wear to your show is an absolutely ridiculous move. Who the fuck do you think you are pulling something like that? Yeah, if you wear those close I’ll ridicule you on twitter.com but I’m not going to tell you that you can’t wear it. In fact, I support everyone’s right to dress like an asshole because it’s an immediate sign that we wouldn’t get along and I shouldn’t waste my time conversing with them. But to tell me what I can and can’t wear to a concert? Preposterous. It’s the ultimate hipster, Brooklyn, asshole, douchebag move and any band that would try a move like this is my most hated band on earth. Fuck Arcade Fire and everything about them.
PS – Didn’t even mention the no phone thing but “no phones allowed” is the quickest way to keep me from almost any establishment. I know Chapelle does it but a stand up comedy show is nothing like a concert. You’re not the most important thing on earth, life is happening outside the door, let people have their goddamn phones.