​Frampton Fans Cell: Peter Frampton Tosses Phone Into Rafters

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August 7, 2021

Peter Frampton wants his fans to turn off cell phones during his concerts, especially when a legendary guitarist is performing.

According to News Max, Peter Frampton relieved a fan of his cell phone and threw it behind the stage after he wouldn’t stop recording video. The incident happened during a concert in Indiana on Sunday. The couple were sitting in front row seats and was warned several times to stop recording. Frampton then took matters into his own hands.

Jeff Davis, who wrote glowingly about Frampton’s performance and how he even talked about stealing a guitar from George Harrison, mentioned the incident during his review. That’s a cool story, but not as cool as what Davis wrote about in his last paragraphs. Davis said that the performer’s team specifically told the audience not to use flash photography or film the concert with their phones.

However, Frampton had to deal with two fans who continued to take pictures from the front row. Their lack of respect was proven. The “Baby I Love Your Way” singer had enough and grabbed the phone right out of the person’s hand and threw it. The audience applauded and legendary guitarist never missed a chord.

According to the Tennessean, Frampton has endorsed the review, even posting it on his Facebook page:

“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.”

Frampton 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. They even flipped him off and called the rest of the fans “deadbeats.” So he went rogue and did what everyone likely wanted to do:

“As he neared the end of the song, you could see the absolute look of desperation and frustration on Peter’s face … 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!”

There is no video of Frampton talking to the fans or throwing the cell phone. Perhaps the audience was deathly afraid of recording at that point. However, consider this a small victory for artists against cell phones.