I will be in Paris next week and plan on taking in as many gigs/jams as possible at the local bars, cafes, etc. After watching the numerous "home videos" posted on youtube and google, I wanted to know what the common etiquette is with regard to taping these performances. My french is non-existent so how do I approach it?
How do the players feel about people with video cameras? Although I don't plan on annoyingly sticking the camera in anyone's face, is it ok to just film them in a more inconspicuous manner? Not wanting to be sneaky about it, and not wanting to make anyone uncomfortable. How do these guys feel about it? Are they used to it since there are so many enthusiasts out there who come to listen to them play? Your advice is greaty appreciated. Thanks!