It may be a sad news for some knowing that they can’t share their live event video during a live show. Recently, an anonymous Hollywood Reporter has published an article saying famous comedian Dave Chapple has worked with ‘Yondr,’ and that the company has made lockable pouches to create no phone zones during his show.
Usually, the audience makes a video on their smartphone during the live show and instantly shares the video through social media like Facebook, YouTube, or Vine, and this has an effect on selling a ticket. If the video is seen on the internet then most of the customers are reluctant to buy the ticket to watch the actual show.
What Chappelle did, for those who bought the ticket for Chappelle’s 13 in Chicago, everyone was greeted by the staff with a Yondr pouch. It works when audiences place their smartphone in this pouch and enter the hall, the pouch locks up, and thus creates a “no phone zone,” so no one can share their videos through social media even if they wanted to. The pouch is unlocked when they left the show.
Yondr founder, Graham Dugoni, told the Hollywood Reporter that it is a huge advantage for Chappelle and many other comedians that the Yondr creates a no phone zone.
It seems relatively small in Thalia Hall where Chappelle is set to perform, it has only around 800 seats, but Yondr can make up to 2000 pouches for the stadium.