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During her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino, Miranda paused her heartfelt performance of “Tin Man” to address a group of girls who were more concerned about snapping selfies than savoring her soulful music.
“I’m gonna stop right here for a second, I’m sorry,” she said in a video posted to WFAA, expressing her frustration. “These girls are worried about their selfie and not listening to the song. It’s pissing me off a little bit.”
The incident has sparked a heated debate among fans and critics alike.
Some argue that concert-goers have every right to capture memories with their cell phones, while others stand by Miranda, believing that excessive phone use can ruin the experience for both the artist and fellow fans.
Though opinions differ, one thing is clear – Miranda Lambert is fiercely passionate about her craft. While some suggest implementing phone-free policies to eliminate distractions, it seems Miranda has her own unique approach to keeping her audience engaged.
This recent episode isn’t the first time Miranda has made a bold statement during her performances. Back in 2019, during her Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Tour in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a beach ball found its way onto the stage.
Unfazed, Miranda reminded everyone that they were there for a country music show, not a beach party. With a swift and dramatic move, she pulled out a knife and dramatically “prison yard shanked” the beach ball, leaving the crowd in awe and applause.
Her no-nonsense attitude towards beach balls doesn’t end there. In 2016, during a May show in Noblesville, Indiana, she took similar action against an airborne beach ball, proving that bringing such inflatable distractions to a Miranda Lambert concert is never a good idea.
this was such a Miranda Lambert thing to do 🤣🔪 pic.twitter.com/LEZgRYXZBQ
— Kara (@karadodge) September 1, 2019
While some might see this as an extreme reaction, it’s evident that Miranda’s main goal is to create an intimate and memorable experience for her fans. So, if you’re planning to attend one of her shows, maybe leave the beach balls at home and focus on the incredible music she has to offer.
Whether you agree with her tactics or not, there’s no denying that Miranda Lambert knows how to command the stage and make her presence felt. Her unwavering dedication to her craft and her fans is what sets her apart in the music industry.
So, the next time you’re at a Miranda Lambert concert, be prepared for an unforgettable experience. And remember, it’s all about the country music, not the beach vibes!