Well yes, the Minster is strict themselves, you aren't allowed to take pics normally if you're visiting it. I would really love to have some to show for the actual concert though. On that note, does anybody know what kind of merchandise they'll be selling on the night, and do you think they'll do a video of the evening, or one in general of the tour, to buy on the night or at a later date? That would be a great souvenir.
That is a shame about no pictures in the Minster, I was hoping to visit the Minster earlier in the day to get some pictures inside, I'll still be able to take some outside though.
At the concerts that I have been to before they have only had the albums on sale, I don't know of any other All Angels merchandise, whether there will be any for the tour I don't know, same for the video, I'd say that it is unlikely but you never know, I'd love an All Angels DVD!
Cathedrals do not generally prohibit photography except during services. I'm sure you will be allowed to take pictures during the day BUT you will be expected to pay for the privilege.
However, they don't usually charge a fortune, so you will have to see on the day.
Photography during concerts is a different matter. Even though the artist/s may permit it, often the venue will not and cathedrals certainly fall into this category. The trick is to be discrete and watch out for the camera police!
My camera's only little so i maybe could get some sneaky pics then, but i'd be afraid of getting found out, having my camera confiscated and then blowing my chances of definitely getting some good photos later on. Ohhh, what to do!!!!
Like others have said, its unlikely that your camera will be confiscated. Normally they will politely ask you to stop, sometimes less politely but it would be almost unheard of to confiscate equipment. I did go to a sports event once at the NIA where they wouldn't allow anyone to take SLRs in (on that occasion security blamed BBC TV coverage for the requirement). When I enquired of the BBC later, they denied it was anything to do with them. But people with compacts had no problem. I also had problems at Wembley Stadium last December when we were there for the Race of Champions. I had an email conversation with their customer service department in the run up to the event to find out what was or wasn't permitted. I was told that generally compacts are ok but anything looking 'professional' not but that for this particular event, they were going to accept that motorsport fans would be safe to allow SLRs too. On the day, security had no problem allowing me through the turnstyle (camera clearly on view) and I wandered past 3 other security 'operatives' on the way in with no problems. After being seated for at least 30mins (and having shot about 200 frames), one 'crowd marshall' came over with a piece of paper and asked me if it was a professional camera. I said no, if it was professional, I would not be in 'the gods' shooting, I would be next to the race track and she went away. Later she came back to our area and complained because someone near us had a plastic drinks bottle - apparently they were on the banned list but you could keep it without the top. (with the top on the bottle is regarded as a missile, but without it, its totally innocuous ) I did state that another person had just brought themselves a hot coffee and I would rather be hit by a plastic bottle than have hot coffee poured on me but coffee was fine as it wasn't on her list. Don't you just love mindless rules
No no, don't apologise, that was really interesting. It just goes to show that rules don't always make sense or as black and white. Quite silly really. Well i'll be taking my camera anyway because my ticket's VIP and i'll be taking photos at the 'after party', but i think i might try taking some during the show too. I'll see what i can get away with without being obvious, purely for not wanting to put the girls off their performance. With Dazza and i both near the front i think there may a little competition for who'll dare to get the best shots!!
Another reason they might not want to have photos taken is because some people turn the flash on and no doubt it would have to be annoying for performers to be acting or (for All Angels) singing and then all of a sudden a camera flash goes off.
So, I know your all very well aware of this but if you do try and sneak a few shots of the girls while they are Singing, make sure the Flash is turned OFF!!!
At my first Hayley Westenra concert, my camera's flash went off during the applause between songs. I don't think anyone noticed!
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