Peter Frampton made headlines recently when he took a cell phone away from a fan mid-performance and threw it to the back of the stage.
The fan who refused to quit taking pictures and video at the Indiana show was asked to put their phone away numerous time before Frampton literally took matters into his own hands.
In an interview with USA Today (with video embedded below), Frampton talks about the incident for the first time saying that while he “shouldn’t have done it,” he “was making a statement. And it’s rock and roll. So, tough.”
Frampton did also mention that the fan at the Indiana show did get his phone back and that it wasn’t damaged at all. As for future shows, the legendary guitarist has a new policy where fans can take photos and video for the first three songs of the set, but then they must put their phones away.
Some concert-goers may have a problem with being told when they can or cannot take their phones out, but personally, I think this is a great policy. Fans can still capture pics or video to share on social media AND they can also fully enjoy the show without their view being obstructed by some idiot trying to film the whole show.
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