It’s the bane of many concert goers’ existence. You’re trying to enjoy the show but you’re distracted by the scores of glowing phones surrounding you as your fellow punters, for some reason, attempt to film the whole damn thing. Dealing with this annoying feature of modern gigs can be tricky, but luckily Ramones drummer Marky Ramone has a solution.
It’s called the Smartphone Swatter and it’s exactly what it sounds like. In the video below the veteran punk rockers demonstrates how to best use his groundbreaking innovation to stop those gig goers who haven’t quite yet heeded Chet Faker’s advice about phones at gigs.
The Ramones drummer also teaches you how to make your own, so that eradicating phone-holding “assholes” at gigs doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. You might also spot a mention of Marky Ramone’s new memoir Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As A Ramone, which as well as telling his side of the story about life in the Ramones, also doubles as an effective Smartphone Swatter.
Go on, learn something.