Sharing A Memory For Social Status
This great photo taken by Dave Bullock for Wired of a gig at Coachella got us thinking. Quite a party – but when you look deeper, there appears to be a lot of people taking photos in the audience. It's not hard to be reminded of camera-wielding tourists who arrive at an attraction and spend more time looking through a lens at the attraction than looking at it directly and taking it.
In similar ways, these music fans seem to be recording a memory that they never really experience. They're too busy taking that shot to actually be there in the moment.