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Re: “Live: Merge 25 ends hot, humid and with a silly Neutral Milk Hotel kowtow

In response to comments on Grayson's FB post(Which I cannot comment on directly).

To say that no documentation whatsoever is allowed is incorrect. When Jeff and Julian met with fans after the show the setlists were handed out by Astra, I received one myself. Jeff and Julian both signed it as well( Julian with a picture of himself http://imgur.com/m15GVuq). Also, near the end of the show Jeff began throwing souvenirs off stage into the crowd(Drumsticks, water bottles, even what looked like his guitar stand). Afterwards I saw him sign several of these myself, all the while looking like he was happy to be interacting with his fans.

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Posted by Waustin on 07/29/2014 at 10:08 PM

Re: “Live: Merge 25 ends hot, humid and with a silly Neutral Milk Hotel kowtow

If there wasn't a ban on photos how many phones would be hovering above the crowd the whole time? I think Jeff has a problem with people who aren't actively enjoying the performance, there's a reason he's always telling the crowd to sing along. To say his comment about dimming the lights was to prevent good photos being taken is simply ridiculous. It wasn't even Jeff initially complaining, it was Scott asking to turn the lights down and Jeff agreeing. I talked to Jeff and Julian after the show and they genuinely seemed to care about the fans and their enjoying of the performance.

When Jeff was filmed and streamed to 4000 people during Occupy Wall Street, he didn't slap the camera out of the man's hand. He introduced himself to the camera and smiled, telling people to sing along several times throughout the performance. He likes to see his fans happy, he likes to see their faces, and to hear them sing. To say that Jeff doesn't want people to record so they pay to see him again is a comment that is founded purely in speculation by someone hoping to stir up controversy.

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Posted by Waustin on 07/28/2014 at 8:23 PM

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