I ask the group of posters here who have first-hand legal knowledge — is something like this even enforceable unless it is clearly specified on the ticket (or the ticket sales site) AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE? And even if it HAD been disclosed in advance, in this day and age of security breaches on an almost daily basis, can someone legally demand that you provide information such as an email address or cell-phone number?Fans planning to attend a recent Pete Davidson comedy show got an unexpected surprise — a non-disclosure agreement with a $1 million fine. The comedian’s team required attendees to sign the NDA before entering the Bay Area venue where the Saturday Night Live cast member performed earlier this week. In addition to signing the agreement, attendees were asked to put their phones and smartwatches in secure pouches for the duration of the show — a practice that is becoming more common.
Still, the NDA angered some fans after they bought tickets to Davidson’s November 27 show at the Sydney Goldstein Theater in San Francisco.
Attendee Stacy Young posted a copy of the NDA she received on Facebook, saying she was notified about the agreement at the last minute via an email. The document stated that attendees “shall not give any interviews, offer any opinions or critiques, or otherwise participate in any form whatsoever (including but not limited to blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other social networking)… in the disclosure of any confidential information.” The NDA noted any breach of the agreement would result in a demand for $1 million “as well as any attorney fees.”
Along with providing a signature, attendees were required to provide their cell phone numbers, email address, Twitter and Instagram handles.
A Sydney Goldstein Theater employee told the San Francisco Chronicle the venue was unaware of the NDA until the day before the show.
And this bullshit about agreeing to not "give any interviews, offer any opinions or critiques, or otherwise participate ... in the disclosure of any confidential information"? WHAT 'confidential information'? We're talking about a comedy act here, not something important like the nuclear codes or the schematics for next year's new iPhone!!
Sorry, Mr. (supposedly) funny man Davidson, even though Trump is running the place like his own personal fiefdom, this is still America and he hasn't yet been able to scratch out the part of the Constitution that gives one the right of free speech. And neither have you.
As far as banning the cellphones and smart watches, I definitely say go for that, however. When I go to a concert or a performance or even a ball game, I want to see the performers/players with my own eyes, not through the damned cellphone of the guy standing in front oh me trying to record the whole thing.