News

Peter Frampton tosses fan’s phone during concert

Peter Frampton tosses fan’s phone during concert

PETER FRAMPTON: No phones allowed. Photo: Associated Press

Rocker Peter Frampton lost his cool at a concert in Carmel, Indiana on Sunday when an unruly fan ignored his repeated requests not to film his performance on a cellphone.

The “Show Me the Way” hitmaker turned his back in disgust at one point but when the front row fan kept taking shots and video of the guitarist, Frampton turned and asked for the fan’s phone.

Online reports on social media differ with some suggesting the rocker hurled the phone into the rafters of the concert venue, while others claim he simply tossed the device backstage and continued with his set.

Onstage Magazine’s Larry Philpot, who was at the show, writes, “You could see the absolute look of desperation and frustration on Peter’s face. I have never seen an artist so upset before… and the guy in the front row (was) 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.”

Philpot adds, “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!”

Frampton discussed the situation on his Facebook page, urging fans “still scratching your heads as to why I would relieve someone, in the front row, of their phone/camera” to read an accurate review about the incident.

He added, “Many thanks to the eyewitnesses who came forward to explain how annoying, ‘Team Distraction’ actually were. And not just to me but everyone arm round them.”

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

Fresh
President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
Washington

Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

1 hour ago in Local

State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

Fresh
2-8-16 Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

2 hours ago in Local

Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

Fresh
2-8-16 Davis

Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

2 hours ago in Local

Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen

police_lights

A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.

3 hours ago in Local

Democrats Vying for US Senate Talk Up Experience, Background

I Voted Stickers

The Democrats running for U.S. Senate are working to distinguish themselves from their rivals as they meet for the first time this election season.