I think it would be better if she let people take pictures for the first few songs and then told them they had to put the cameras away.

Kate Bush Asks Fans Not To Take Photos At Her Forthcoming Gigs

With just a week to go until the general public finally get to see Kate Bush play a live concert for the first time in 35 years, the singer and musician has today asked fans not to film, or photograph the experience.

She has left the following message via her website:

” We have purposefully chosen an intimate theatre setting rather than a large venue or stadium. It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows. I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iPhones, iPads or cameras. I know it’s a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together. Looking forward to seeing you there. Respectfully yours, Kate.”

This creates an interesting dilemma. I’m sure many Kate fans understand her request (and from a punter point of view it is a little irritating having to look around a phone held aloft right in front of you to see what’s going on), but on the other hand everyone will want some way to capture what is quite likely to be a genuine once-in-a-lifetime experience for most people.

Is she expecting a little too much? If you were going, would you respect her wishes?