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Hi live event fan,

The below information is being sent on behalf of Howard Gilman Opera House in regards to your upcoming event.

Your Event is 10 Days Away!

Madonna - Madame X Tour
Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Tuesday, September 17th at 9:30PM
Doors Open: 7:30PM
 

How to Display Mobile Tickets on Your Phone:

Download the Ticketmaster App.

Find your mobile tickets in "My Events", and add them to your phone's wallet.

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Display your mobile ticket at entry and you're in!

Important note - all tickets will be delivered as Ticketmaster SafeTix mobile tickets. Click here to learn more about more about SafeTix. To ensure ease of entry, doors for this event will open at 7:30PM, two hours prior to the show’s 9:30PM start. Please arrive early with your mobile tickets ready.

This event will be a phone-free experience. Use of cellphones, smart watches, smart accessories, cameras or recording devices will not be permitted in the performance space. Please make note of your seat location prior to entering the building – you will be unable to access your mobile tickets after they are scanned.

After the ticket scanning process, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their phones at all times, and can access their phones throughout the event at designated Phone Use Areas in the venue. All phones will be re-secured in Yondr cases before returning to the event space.

Anyone seen using a cellphone during the performance will be escorted out of the venue.

We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free experience.

Enjoy the show!

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It's time for me to say this. 

Madame X is her best work in decades for me, I'm very proud and relieved by her return to full form in terms of creativity in music, videos, lyrics. At the same time, for a temper like mine who doesn't like slow times and long waitings, the two months long "one-song-a-week" promotion, the very few live performances provided (just Medellin and Like a Prayer/Future) and now this phone free system about the forthcoming tour are making the whole experience much more boring than the Rebel Heart one.

I mean, the excitement of the rumours and the news as the fans' sharing were a huge part of the thing for me. I'm one of those people who really enjoyed watching the tour diary and the performances extracts night by night and looking for the right vid to capture the best perspective of the show. I'm disapponited, I'm afraid that this thing will finish to deprive us of a lot of potential fun. Of course I'm aware that the phone free policy is typical in theatres, here in Italy they do the same.

I'm saying this just beacause I'm sorry that the quality of the work is making me love this era so much, but it's like I'm feeling it much less than what I expected and hoped. I mean,  I'm an '80s guy, I lived the phone free experience for 20 years and I did not appreciate her shows more or less, neither had a stronger or weaker involvment in terms of personal presence, according to the use or not use of my mobile. It always just depended on the quality of the show.  That said, I still wait for the opening night to finally know about the setlist and see some pics of the theatrical mise en scene ... but then I'm gonna have to wait FIVE MORE MONTHS :wide-eyes:

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13 minutes ago, stefo said:

It's time for me to say this. 

Madame X is her best work in decades for me, I'm very proud and relieved by her return to full form in terms of creativity in music, videos, lyrics. At the same time, for a temper like mine who doesn't like slow times and long waitings, the two months long, one-song-a-week promotion, the very few live performances provided (just Medellin and Like a Prayer/Future) and now this phone free system about the forthcoming tour are making the whole experience much more boring than the Rebel Heart one.

I mean, the excitement of the rumours and the news as the fans' sharing were a huge part of the thing for me. I'm one of those people who really enjoyed watching the tour diary and the performances extracts night by night and looking for the right vid to capture the best perspective of the show. I'm disapponited, I'm afraid that this thing will finish to deprive us of a lot of potential fun. Of course I'm aware that the phone free policy is typical in theatres, here in Italy they do the same.

So the quality of the work makes me love this era, at the same time it's like I'm feeling it much less than what I expected and hoped. I mean,  I'm an '80s guy, I lived the phone free experience for 20 years and I did not appreciate her shows more or less, neither had a stronger involvment in terms of personal presence, according to the use or not use of my mobile. It always just depended on the quality of the show.  That said, I still wait for the opening night to finally know about the setlist and see some pics of the theatrical mise en scene ... but then I'm gonna have to wait FIVE MORE MONTHS :wide-eyes:

Well you are lucky to see it at all. Many cant afford it and will never be able to see it

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I really don't mind if they don't allow people taking photos throughout the whole thing! I'm actually relieved to some extent :Madonna049: and as much as I want to feel like I myself won't be able to take a damn selfie inside the venue is not that terrible. I mean, how does one make all the money spent on the show worth it? By paying attention to what's happening onstage and enjoying it. I'm sure we'll get press photos published everywhere and *MAYBE* someone will be able to sneak in and record the concert so fans who are not able to attend can see it.

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I personally love this idea that way everyone will be focused and present enjoying a shared experience not on thru a camera lens. I cant stand people who sit there the whole time with cell phone in the air & pushing people out of the way to catch that certain angle. It's just obnoxious. 

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That's what I've suspected for months.

After all phones and cameras are always forbidden in theatres. I suppose it may be one of the reasons why she chose theatres (apart from production costs, less dancing etc.).

But I could have never imagined that they will also lock your phone and you have to remember your seat by heart! If someone is in your seat (it happens) there will be chaos!! :hyper:

As in musical theatre, there will be some people (only a few) who will film some performances (only a few) to sell it. After all, people can have more than one phone. I will pay for these videos, and we will share. I hope! 

But I think we have to forget those beautiful Periscope nights spent here at Infinity for the RHT. I almost saw every date live here with @groovyguyalways finding the perfect link!

But it's true that people watching the show through their phones are missing much, so it will be a WTGT 1987 experience. We will hear stories of the costumes, setlist, routines and see it only once or twice or on video at the end of the tour. Well then M is so old fashioned. Not everyone is coming to the future....

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I'm happy with this, to be honest. I don't wanna be taken away from the experience of the show from my seat thanks to a sea of raised arms holding phones. No, thanks.

35 minutes ago, Fighter said:

It's to be expected I guess. Her team should consider uploading some good content from the tour on official accounts for all the fans who already feel left out of this tour...

True. That'd be amazing. Kylie, for example, usually does this, right?.

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That's great... it only means attending fans will only enjoy even more the show.

For those who are not attending the show, I'm sure there will be official footage to show what it looks like to the world...

No bad buzz also, only more interest and anticipation towards what you cannot see.

Great decision although we totaly expected it to be like that !

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Some dude on Facebook said it was his right to have his phone on and able to take pics LOL.

Personally am glad she is doing this and think its long overdue but I can see the fans complaining about queuing up to get their phones back after the concert is over

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An Italian Facebook group reports this:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2868470153180369&id=108157872544958

According to what this FB group says, the spectators who will be surprised with a mobile phone in their hands will be thrown out of the audience. 

This news, if true, makes me very sad.

I don't see Madonna since 1990, and this time I was thinking to going to the show armed to the teeth like Rambo, with headband, a big cartridge case around my chest with SD cards to replace the full ones on the smartphone, photo camera and video camera, a camera tripods to pur the camera on, a microcamera hidden on a hat or a wig, to film every each second of the show as God commands 😂

No, there is nothing to laugh about.

I am very sad 😫😭

 

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when you go to the opera, you switch off your phone

when you go to the theater, you switch off your phone

when you go to the movies, you switch off your phone

when you go to the restaurant with your partner or with your friends, you switch off your phone

when you are invited to somebody's place, you switch off your phone

do you know why ?

Because it is the minimum of respect to have for the artists performing, the other spectators, your friends at the table ... etc

enjoy the show through your eyes, live the moment as it happens and not through your phone

wake up ! wake up !

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It depends honestly. It's good for those in attendance to be able to enjoy it without people blocking their views with phones but the downside you'll miss certain songs if she does one off being filmed at all. The complaints from fans "Why didn't someone film it!?!!" will no doubt plague boards.

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11 hours ago, George74 said:

when you go to the opera, you switch off your phone

when you go to the theater, you switch off your phone

when you go to the movies, you switch off your phone

when you go to the restaurant with your partner or with your friends, you switch off your phone

when you are invited to somebody's place, you switch off your phone

do you know why ?

Because it is the minimum of respect to have for the artists performing, the other spectators, your friends at the table ... etc

enjoy the show through your eyes, live the moment as it happens and not through your phone

wake up ! wake up !

I respect your point of view but mine is different. I hate mobile phones, but if it's not forbidden to use it, I use mine to take souvenir photos, and I always keep it on, even at night, in case someone should look for me for an important reason, having elderly parents who might need help in any time.
I keep it on, always remembering the rules of good education.
I keep it on even if I attend a concert in the theater if it is not explicitly forbidden.
Otherwise I adapt to the prescriptions, even if in my playful tone you have been able to catch rudeness.
But this prohibition is a disappointment to me.
It is a question of points of view...

The important thing is not to violate the prohibitions if they are imposed

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1 hour ago, Rupert76 said:

respect your point of view but mine is different. I hate mobile phones, but if it's not forbidden to use it, I use mine to take souvenir photos, and I always keep it on, even at night, in case someone should look for me for an important reason, having elderly parents who might need help in any time.
I keep it on, always remembering the rules of good education.
I keep it on even if I attend a concert in the theater if it is not explicitly forbidden.
Otherwise I adapt to the prescriptions, even if in my playful tone you have been able to catch rudeness.
But this prohibition is a disappointment to me.
It is a question of points of view...

The important thing is not to violate the prohibitions if they are imposed

Didnt Madonna said once that rules were made to be broken? Break the rules ;-) And Yes I will take souvenir photos.

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6 hours ago, Enrico said:

How Yondr works:

 

Please don't laugh at me, but I don't have a smartphone. I thought about bringing my tablet with the ticketmaster app for showing my tickets, but now? If I bring a tablet they'll arrest me :lol:

is this the facist State of Madame X??? :lol::lol:

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I think this is a great idea! It's so much better to enjoy something without having to worry about taking pictures or videos. The audience will be able to fully indulge in this new tour experience.

Also, I do hope she is having it professionally recorded and that she releases it in some form.

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