It's no secret that us millennials have become quite dependent on our cellphones and on easily-accessible WFi.
We are so attached to our phones, apps, and social media that it feels awkward when we cannot unconsciously turn on and off our cellphones.
Think about it, even when we are out at social gatherings, we feel the need to document it.
We even Snapchat full concerts for our friends to see. I know I am guilty of doing this, and probably would have done it at the last concert I went to if I could have.
For my birthday last month, I went to go see Madonna in concert.
I was beyond excited to see this living legend perform, and I had no idea what to expect. The only thing I knew was it was a phone-free concert, which I thought meant we just had to turn them off.
Nope, think again.
The moment I walked into the theater the ushers made all the concert-goers put our phones in this little sealed pouch which could only be unlocked with a special magnet.
Now, surviving a concert without your phone isn't a big deal - but we were told to arrive at 8:30 and the concert didn't end until 2 in the morning!
But guess what? I survived those six hours without my phone. In fact, it made the concert even better.
Everyone in attendance was tuned into the same experience.
We didn't have distractions in the palm of our hands. We got to listen to Madonna, a titan in the music industry, as she sang hits like "Vogue," "Like a Prayer," and her new songs, like "I Rise" which documents the struggles going on in today's society in reference to gender equality, gun violence, and the power people have to protest again the injustices in the world.
Madonna's Madame X tour is all about artistic expression and how artists have the ability to tell stories about the world around them.
Ironically, our cellphones keep us connected, but they can also serve as distractions to what is right in front of us.
Sometimes, it is more powerful to put our cellphones away and take in the world that is right in front of us.
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