Posted in music on August 7, 2014

photo via Peter Frampton's Facebook
Frampton

Like it, tolerate it, or loathe it, cellphones have become a part of the concert experience. Most people will take a few shots to instagram or whatever, but some folks don't seem to have any boundaries on etiquette or common courtesy. At a Peter Frampton show at he Palladium in Carmel, IN -- where cameraphones were allowed, just no video or flash -- on Sunday (8/3), one couple took the cake. A firsthand report from Onstage Magazine:

There was one couple who came in and sat in the front row, center....They began taking flash pictures and recording. He with his phone; she with her camera. At first, Peter kept gesturing to them saying "No, don't do that. Stop!" But they just did not get the hint.
Even after being asked by Frampton from stage, the couple did not stop. Then Frampton took matters into his own hands:
As he neared the end of the song, you could see the absolute look of desperation and frustration on Peter's face. I have never seen an artist so upset before. Once, and he stormed off the stage. At his breaking point, and the guy in the front row unrelenting - apparently with no self control considering he's already flipped Peter off and turned around and called the rest of the audience a bunch of deadbeats - Peter ends the song, walks over and with a huge smile on his face bends down and says, "Hey can I see that? Can I see the photos you've been taking?" The guy hands him his phone and Peter stands up, spins, and flings for the rafters! Yes! The phone went flying to the back of the stage and we all erupted in cheers! With years of experience playing guitar, we just knew he had a great arm!
Read the whole thing over at Onstage Magazine.

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Comments (33)

FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE !

Posted by ME | August 7, 2014 3:14 PM

THIS MADE MY DAY.

I love you Peter Frampton and wish I could have been there.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:16 PM

Coolest thing Frampton has done in his entire career, honestly.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:16 PM

there should be a self-imposed rule - the pros are there for the first three songs and then they leave - should be the same for fans - how many different shots can you take at one show??
put the damn phone away

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:17 PM

Peter has no idea how close he came to being seriously bitten.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:22 PM

This is the way to handle it. Better than that pussy boy Jack White pouting like a child and playing a 50-minute set at Radio City instead.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:24 PM

And nobody took any photos or video of Peter Frampton asking for and then throwing the camera? WTF?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:27 PM

I have no interest or appreciation for Peter Frampton at all. But he is now my hero.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:29 PM

I bet all 28 people in attendance were cheering wildly

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:31 PM

lol assault charges coming when?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:37 PM

3:24- JW left the stage early because the crowd sucked not because people were taking pictures

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:38 PM

Ooh, baby, I love your way. Everyday.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 3:50 PM

he should have taken a dick pic

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 4:01 PM

What an odd story, so he flips Frampton off, turns around and calls the audience a bunch of deadbeats, but then just hands Frampton the phone? I wonder if it was the same guy that Ryan Adams told to leave as he gave him a refund bc he called him Brian Adams...

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 4:06 PM

I've wanted to do this so many times! I really wish they'd have more restrictions for phones and cameras in concerts. People have obviously proven they can't handle it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 4:10 PM

@3:38 Maybe next time JW shouldn't play a seated show at Radio City and expect the crowd not to suck.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 4:44 PM

lol "pussy boy Jack White" ftw

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 4:51 PM

Yᵒᵘ Oᶰˡʸ Lᶤᵛᵉ Oᶰᶜᵉ

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 5:01 PM

"FRAMPTON COMES ALIVE !"

Nailed it on the first post.

Good for him. Picture takers are so annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 5:11 PM

@3:16 Are you seriously going to stand behind your flippant comment? Have you ever heard of Humble Pie? Not the type you'll be eating once your realize the error of your ways but the band. This is a man whow was teaching Buddy Holly tunes to David Bowie at age 12 and formed Humble Pie with Steve Marriot at 18. Ever hear of a record called "All Things Must Pass?What have you done that is even remotely cool?
You owe Mr. Frampton and all of BV an apology.

Posted by Smack | August 7, 2014 5:11 PM

If you had any doubt that a 64-year old Peter Frampton was more punk rock than Perfect Pussy...

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 5:13 PM

Were's the security? If Peter is asking from the stage for the camera to be turned off, security should have been over there making sure the camera was put away.

Posted by Intervogs | August 7, 2014 5:19 PM

Agreed entervags, something smells fishy around here

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 5:36 PM

^ Damn. Neko's stench made it from two post away?

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 5:38 PM

Jack White left the stage, because the crowd SUCKING was a result of so many of them being on their PHONES, so dont try and flip the story. He's still a little pussy boy. You dont walk off. You finish the gig. His blues heroes played to crowds that were drunk, trying to start fights with them, throwing bottles, and the like. He wants to rip off their music so much, maybe he should adopt their live show approaches, too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 6:40 PM

^ the crowd sucked and they didn't deserve to see him play. deal with it. you were probably one of the morons on his phone the whole night

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 9:33 PM

I don't need no camera

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 10:01 PM

Awww, c'mon, Mr. Frampton. You're not going to eat ALL that watermelon.

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2014 10:03 PM

I want him to show me the way!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 10:10 AM

maybe he should go on a double bill with Danzig

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 11:07 AM

Comment of the day, 10:01.

Posted by Wallis | August 8, 2014 3:47 PM

Yo go Peter!

Frampton Comes Alive indeed!

It's nice to see an pre-smartphone cat go analog.

It's even funnier that the resident BV psycho nutjob Bartedge/D is posting pissy comments here.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 3:53 PM

Frampton should think about how his fans are the ones keeping him from a crap ass 9 to 5 day job. He's an ungrateful musician. Let the fans take photos and videos. If no

Posted by Bc | August 9, 2014 1:06 AM

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