Animelo Summer Live 2017 — also known as ANISAMA, has released an updated list of rules covering, among other things: alcohol consumption, cellphone usage, and wotagei. To the unfamiliar, wotagei is a type of fan participation at anisong events that include dancing, cheering, jumping, and chanting in time with the onstage performance.

Image by Animelo Summer Live 2017 / MAGES

While the rules covering alcohol restrictions and cellphone usage are obvious (to prevent intoxication and bootlegging, respectively), the updated guidelines discouraging fans from performing wotagei could put a damper on the enjoyment of the event for some concert-goers. On the flipside however, it could also improve the concert experience for other fans who simply want to watch the stage, without being blocked by hand gestures and penlight choreography.

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You may view the complete guidelines on the Animelo Summer Live 2017 website (Japanese only).