Peter Frampton throws fan phone during Carmel concert
After telling the audience to not take photos or videos during his concert at the Palladium on Sunday, two people defied his request, causing Frampton to lose his temper.
Melissa Schickel of Onstage Magazine was in attendance and wrote about what she saw:
“At first, Peter kept gesturing to them, saying, ‘No, don’t do that. Stop!” But they just did not get the hint. He was frantically looking for security, but they were nowhere nearby…Peter quickly turned around and turned his back to the audience and played that way for several moments …
As he neared the end of [‘Do You Feel Like We Do’], 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!”