Many content with just viewing live shows through stories
By Chandler Walter, Humour Editor
Concert sales in Vancouver have hit an all-time low over the past few years, and scientists are only now discovering the causation.
“It appears that the main cause has been the use of Snapchat by concert-going youth,” said UBC scientist Stan Chap. Chap has been working on the cause and effects of Snapchat in society over the past two years, and has an entire team of scientists, geniuses, and brainiacs working with him in the lab.
“This is the discovery of a lifetime,” Chap said.
Through thousands of tests and intricate determinations, Chap’s team found that Snapchat had been directly effecting concert attendance ever since the Snapstory was introduced to the photo sharing app.
“It appears that many young people are more than happy with just seeing a live concert through the Snapstories of their friends in the crowd,” Chap explained, “and would rather save their money than experience the event in person.”
Chap was proved right at the latest Daughter concert, where many people in the crowd were watching the show through the screens of their iPhones. When asked how much of the concert ticket price her Snapchat friends were paying to enjoy the concert as well, attendee Jessica Rhodes said that she just “did it for fun.”
“I doubt anyone from my Snapchat would pay me money for the stories I put up,” Rhodes stated during Daughter’s “Youth.” “But I’m sure they are all enjoying them. Just a second, this is her most popular song, I need to record and share this entire thing in 10-second increments.”
One of Rhodes friends, Ben Liverson, had also enjoyed the concert, though from the comforts of his own living room.
“Oh yeah, that’s why I love having Jessica on Snapchat, she’s always going out and doing these fun things, and we all get to be a part of it!” he said.
While Liverson is sad that he didn’t get to see as much of the show as he would have liked (apparently a reporter had interrupted Rhodes from Snapchatting the entirety of the concert), he said that it was well worth the $0 that he paid.
“I love seeing concerts. I’ve seen Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, a little bit of Miley Cyrus. And at most of these events I get to watch from so many different angles, it’s almost as if I experienced more than if I had actually gone.”
Liverson said that he doesn’t care much for the quality of sound that Snapchat videos provide for these concerts, as he just likes to be able to show off how many bands he has seen.