Zooey Deschanel asks for no photos during She & Him concert

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward — the duo who perform under the name She & Him — were the headliners of the first night of the inaugural Toronto Urban Roots Fest at Fort York on Thursday night.

Before they took the outdoor stage, though, audience members were served with a request — posted at the entrance, at least, if generally unseen — to avoid pointing their smartphones at the musicians.

Does the star of the sitcom New Girl prefer to sing without distractions lit up in the crowd?

Maybe not, as her musical collaborator Ward has been particularly unenthusiastic about mobile devices being pointed in his direction while performing.

Regardless, the manager of She & Him stated that it was Deschanel who was specifically opposed to the phones.


What do you think, ONTD? Should artists be allowed to forbid audiences from taking photos and recording during live shows?