Peter Frampton Throws Audience Member’s Cell Phone Into The Rafters
By Philip Cosores
Some artists kindly ask you to stay off your phone. Some tell you to. Jack White sends out a bro that gives a whole public service announcement about it. Jeff Mangum reportedly will turn into a pillar of salt if someone snaps his virtual image.
And then there is Peter Frampton. The 70’s guitar legend started by asking fans in Carmel, Indiana to not take video or use their flash. Then he allegedly made a direct plea with a couple that stood near the stage who disregarded his requests, causing him to play with his back to the audience.
As Onstage Magazine reports, the video recording party seemed like real jerks, flipping off Frampton and calling the rest of the fans “deadbeats.” So Frampton went rogue and did what everyone likely wanted to do: he obtained the phone and threw it toward the rafters.
There is no video of the incident, as the rest of the audience was probably deathly afraid of recording at that point, but consider this a small victory for artists against cell phones. Your move, cell phones.