I feel like ever since everyone started having smartphones, it has taken away from the fan's general interest and reaction to what they're watching live. I'm speaking in what I see for wrestling audiences but you can also apply across the board to professional sports. Focusing mainly on WWE audiences though, It seems many are texting, looking at apps, etc while watching the product at times. Now I know, sometimes this is WWE creative's fault as if a segment is boring or crap, then a lot of casuals will check Instagram, Facebook, etc instead. Of course there are hot crowds sometimes like in New York, Chicago, etc. however, it feels like the crowds were more livelier with signs, chants, and interest before the invention of smartphones. Crowds had no choice but to watch the matches and react because the didn't have a computer in their pocket to check every few minutes. There was more investment in what you were watching. Not to sound anti-technology as I'm just as guilty as anyone of trying sometimes to record something or get that live reaction on camera to post whether it be wrestling, sports or concerts. However, I think I'm definitely gonna make a valid effort in not using it at all the next time I go to any live event. Anyone else feel this way??