Personally, I have never really understood the modern day obsession with people taking pictures of themselves and friends at bars. With cameras attached to pretty much all cell phones, the number of pointless images of party scenes from watering holes has tripled. (Gag me with your self importance) I understand it for special occasions but for the most part, I almost pity those who take endless amounts of pictures every time they step out for a night on the town. It's as if those bar / club trips are the most exciting destinations they know and don't have anything better to share with the world. I am of the opinion that you don't need to document every God damned drink / evening out / dance move... but maybe that is just me. I understand not every picture needs to be taken in the name of art but I am exhausted with seeing the same people, taking the same pictures of their crew, in the same bars, every time they go out. I get it. You are social, hip, well dressed, out making the scene...bravo. Your Facebook and Flickr pages are well padded with proof. Again, congrats.
My picture taking snobbery isn't a popular opinion but it's nice to know I am not totally alone with my distaste for the constant flash of cameras during a night out. DC has a new nightclub called U Street Music Hall and the ballsy owners have made it their policy to ban people with cameras...sick of "overzealous party photographers who swarm Washington's most popular dance nights". YES!!!!! I salute the owners Will Eastman and Jesse Tittsworth for their one of a kind decision.
Read more about them here.