Zooey Deschanel doesn’t want her photo taken at concerts

Zooey Deschanel  Credit: Getty Images
Zooey Deschanel
Credit: Getty Images

This past Saturday I was in Central Park to catch the She & Him concert as part of the SummerStage series.

When Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward took the stage around 8 p.m., I, like many around me, pulled out my iPhone to snap a quick photo of the band.

That’s when I felt a tap on my shoulder from a man in a ‘STAFF’ t-shirt asking me to put my phone away as photos and videos were prohibited. The man made his rounds to many more concertgoers with their arms extended high in the air attempting to snap a photo of the “New Girl” star.

The staff of the concert definitely lost that battle. With hundreds, if not thousands, of people in Central Park, there’s no way they could reach everyone. I left with about a dozen photos on my phone.

It turns out the ‘adorkable’ Deschanel doesn’t want her photo taken while she sings.

Entertainment writer Jonathan Dekel said he spoke with the band’s manager and was told “Zooey doesn’t want to see phones.”

“Now venue staff is informing people that if they dare take photos of a woman whose entire job it is to be on camera they will be kicked out,” Dekel tweeted.

According to reports five pre-screened photographers were given permission to take photos and publish them in established publications.

It’s a shame Deschanel did not want people taking videos, either. Her voice is unbelievable. Work it, girlfriend.

We were able to sneak some photos past the security guards. They’re not great. They’re actually pretty blurry. In any case, though, enjoy the few photos we took.

She & Him played a concert in Central Park. Credit: Mary Ann Georgantopoulos/Metor
She & Him played a concert in Central Park.
Credit: Mary Ann Georgantopoulos/Metro
She & Him played a concert in Central Park. Credit: Mary Ann Georgantopoulos/Metor
She & Him played a concert in Central Park.
Credit: Mary Ann Georgantopoulos/Metro
She & Him played a concert in Central Park. Credit: Mary Ann Georgantopoulos/Metor
She & Him played a concert in Central Park.
Credit: Mary Ann Georgantopoulos/Metro

Follow Mary Ann Georgantopoulos on Twitter @marygeorgant



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

Many deaths as boat with African emigrants sinks…

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - A boat packed with up to 250 African emigrants trying to reach European shores sank on Sunday off the Libyan coast…

Local

State health department warns against rare respiratory virus…

The New York State Department of Health is calling upon parents to be aware of the symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68. More than 12 children across the…

National

Liberal Vermont Senator Sanders may seek U.S. presidency…

By Will DunhamWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bernie Sanders, one of the Senate's leading liberals, said on Sunday he is thinking about running for U.S. president in…

Money

Second Shift: Turning fun into money

In this week's Second Shift series, meet a New Yorker who has established two successful careers around having fun.

Movies

Dan Stevens kisses Cousin Matthew goodbye

Dan Stevens wanted a change and he certainly got one. After quickly developing a devoted fan base as Matthew Crawley on "Downton Abbey," the 32-year-old…

Movies

Nerd alert: Genesis Rodriguez, robot-maker

Geeks of the world, you're about to fall in love with Genesis Rodriguez. There's no point in resisting. The actress, appearing in Kevin Smith's totally…

The Word

The Word: Kanye West wants everyone on their…

Maybe we can blame this one on the migraine, too. Kanye West is drawing ire for halting a performance in Sydney when his demands that…

Movies

That's a wrap on TIFF 2014

This year's Toronto International Film Festival closes without the satisfying sense of certainty that had become a mainstay in recent years. Last year, for example,…

NFL

3 things we learned in Jets loss to…

The wheels came off for the Jets, who gave up 21 unanswered points after a brilliant first 20 minutes in a 31-24 loss at the Packers.

NFL

Victor Cruz catches case of the drops in…

The Giants dropped a tough, 25-14, decision to the undermanned Cardinals Sunday in their home opener. And drop was the operative word of the day,…

NFL

Giants vs. Cardinals: 3 things we learned

The Giants heard all week about how ragged their new offense has looked, but even when they finally answered the bell they still can’t find a way to win.

NFL

About a quarter of football players will get…

About one in four National Football League players are likely to end up suffering cognitive impairments during their lifetime, according to a report.

Home

DIY design: Try this upcycle furniture project

Tiffany Threadgould is living a DIY life. The Chief Design Junkie at TerraCycle, an international waste management company headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey, grew up…

Parenting

The downside of a BFF

For teenage girls a best friend can mean everything, but the way they deal with their problems together can lead to depression

Education

How many colleges should I apply to? Your…

To the average high school senior, creating the perfect college application can seem like a golden ticket into their future. Students and their parents spend…

Career

How Generation Z will change the way Americans…

What to learn how to establish a career in this new economy? Look no further than the current generation of young people - that is,…