Considering that there have now been shootings at multiple concerts, the use of Gunshot Sound Effects should be off limits.
During Eminem's Bonnaroo set, "realistic" gunshot sound effects were used, and Billboard reports that many fans were upset by it.
Tweets went out - including this one below, which shows when the gunshots come out, people begin to scream:
@AndreaRussett @sandwahhh @macykatemusic found this on instagram, the way everyone screams and the camera drops is terrifying https://t.co/mZRwdqoWB4
coming from a performing stand point, i get the effect of sound effects on stage, but there's a certain point that cross's the line. i'm one of eminem's number 1 fans but to hear 3 gun shots coming straight from his set had me scared af. not gonna lie.
According to Paul Rosenberg, Eminem's Manager, Em did not use gunshot sounds, but it was the sound of the pyrotechnics that were shot off at the end of the songs - and he points out he's been doing that for 10 years, including this year during all other U.S. Festival dates.
Contrary to inaccurate reports, @Eminem does not use gunshot sound effects during his live show. The effect used by Eminem in his set at @bonnaroo was a pyrotechnic concussion which creates a loud boom. He has used this effect - as have hundreds other artists - in his live show for over 10 years, including previous US festival dates in 2018 without complaint.
9,115 Likes, 388 Comments - Paul Rosenberg (@rosenberg) on Instagram: "Contrary to inaccurate reports, @Eminem does not use gunshot sound effects during his live show...."