Festivals are funny. They're a conglomeration of all different kinds of people sharing a similar experience, which always makes for some very interesting etiquette conversations. I don't mind it when people try to, briefly, capture a moment with their cell phone cameras. So long as they're not waving it around for the whole set or shooting, refocusing, shooting, zooming, for minutes at a time, it's fine with me when folks try to get a shot for prosperity or Instagram.
iPads, though, are a different story. iPads are large, bright, and intrusive. Monopods are also bullshit. Don't stick your camera onto a monopod and hoist it above the crowd, surely displeasing those further back. How rude!
But which is worse? The guy who recorded David Bazan with his iPad? Or the guy who shoved his way to the front and kept lifting his camera up above the crowd in order to snap Superchunk shots?
Vote now! The "winning" photography method will be banned from every live show for the rest of eternity.