Peter Frampton wants to show his fans the way to behave at concerts.
The "Do You Feel Like We Do" rocker scolded two audience members during a recent performance in Carmel, Indiana, before hurling one of their cell phones across the stage during his set.
Melissa Schickel was seated in the audience and recounted the incident Wednesday in an article for OnStage magazine. Things were going smoothly until a couple arrived late and sat in the front row. They had apparently missed the venue's warning before the concert telling audience members not to take flash photography during Frampton's performance.
According to Schickel, Frampton repeatedly gestured to the couple to stop snapping photos of him while he was onstage, but they did not relent. Schickel also claims that the couple were drinking and became belligerent, hurling insults at Frampton and the audience.
After several songs, the rocker had reached his wit's end.
"I have never seen an artist so upset before," Schickel wrote.
"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!"
Schickel says that the aggravated audience then erupted in cheers.
"With years of experience playing guitar, we just knew he had a great arm," she added.
Frampton addressed the incident on his Facebook page, linking to a review that mentioned the cell phone-throwing incident:
Frampton will be touring across the nation through October. Just don't take any flash photos if you plan to attend one of his shows.
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