Better bootlegs, please
Maybe the point of youtube bootleg videos is that they’re not professional grade, but boy howdy if a lot of the sg bootleg videos out there aren’t next to unwatchable. As evidence, I offer Exhibits A, B, and C. And this was just what I stumbled upon making the rounds in the sg blogosphere this morning.
Small-timerism is so customary in sg that my first inclination is to ungenerously assume that sg crowds can’t even get bootlegging right. But I assume suboptimal visuals and audio are pretty common in the bootlegging world.
But no matter. If you’re going to record a concert with the expressed intent of putting clips on the web, why not take the trouble to use a tripod or set the camera on a ledge or something to stabilize the angle.
I know, I know. I should be grateful that these God-fearing fans do anything at all to spread the word on that Godless youtube, but even if that’s your rationale, I wouldn’t bet on seeing the kingdom of Heaven flooded with new members any time soon if their salvation depends on watching these videos through to the end.
At any rate: Better bootlegs, please.
Update: Wow. That was easy. As if on cue, DBM comes through in the clutch with an infinitely watchable bootleg. Plus I just love the guy with the beat-up straw hat and igloo cooler who strolls by early on in the clip.Email this Post