Frontman slaps fan’s phone from her hand when she jumps onstage for a selfie

Jun 12, 2019

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Frontman slaps fan’s phone from her hand when she jumps onstage for a selfie

Jun 12, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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It’s happened before that musicians get fed up with people who watch a concert through their smartphones. This time, the frontman of punk-rock band Fidlar, Zac Carper, fought against it. Quite literally. As a fan jumped onstage and tried taking a selfie, Carper slapped the phone right out of her hand, sending it into the crowd.

Here’s a video of the incident Fidlar posted to their Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BygbERzHUkZ/

User SpiceEyes posted this on Reddit, where the post quickly caught huge attention. As a matter of fact, it got so popular, than Carper himself commented on it and told what had happened.

“This kind of stuff happens to us all the time. We encourage stage diving and moshing and all that good stuff. BUT this is where I draw the line. No selfies WHILE im performing. Sorry brah. A big ole nope to that. I kindly pushed her out of the way the first time to let her know I am not down, so my instinctive reaction was to get that phone out of my face.”

Interestingly enough, Carper tweeted four years ago “I have no problem breaking your iPhone 6 if you jump on stage and take a selfie while we are playing. Please, give me something to break.” However, this girl’s phone ended up without getting broken. “She laughed and she actually got her phone back after the show. Not broken or anything,” Carper explained. Can you imagine that? Well, I hope that she at least learned a lesson, because I don’t think she’ll be that lucky next time.

Different musicians have different ways of dealing with “fans” who watch an entire concert through their smartphone screens. For example, Bob Dylan and Adele stopped their concerts to call out these fans. Josh Klinghoffer of RHCP stopped playing and started filming the crowd. At his Belgrade concert, Nick Cave subtly called people out through lyrics about Instagram he made up in the middle of the show. Jack White made his fans keep their phones locked away in special pouches. The most extreme examples include Carper, or Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, who knocked the phones out of fans’ hands.

Some people argue that the last approach is kinda mean. I tend to agree, although I can totally get the musicians’ frustration. I personally get so triggered by people who raise their phones in front of my face, that I have the urge to kick those phones myself. But that’s another story. What do you think, was Carper’s move over the top? Or that’s the way to send a message?

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15 responses to “Frontman slaps fan’s phone from her hand when she jumps onstage for a selfie”

  1. Laura Sheridan Avatar
    Laura Sheridan

    Honestly there is a time and place for everything and lets be honest, taking a selfie while someone is performing crosses that line by a few bridges.

    1. Dunja0712 Avatar
      Dunja0712

      Agreed!

  2. Kevin Auld Avatar
    Kevin Auld

    absolutely support the frontman. entitled moron bought a ticket to see the band, not jump on stage and disrupt everything

  3. John G Schickler Avatar
    John G Schickler

    Let security handle it and do not commit assault. Wrong on both sides.

    1. Whatdoyknow Avatar
      Whatdoyknow

      NOT! Jumping on stage has consequences. And she got it!

  4. Brian Drourr Avatar
    Brian Drourr

    Lucky that’s all that got slapped.

  5. Zak Neumann Avatar
    Zak Neumann

    It’s their stage.

  6. Franco Kailsan Avatar
    Franco Kailsan

    no one is allowed on stage unless invited. its a safety thing.

  7. Kevin Kerfoot Avatar
    Kevin Kerfoot

    Jumping up on the stage uninvited can lead to a lot of trouble. Remember Damage Plan/Pantera’s Darrel Abbott getting killed by a guy with a gun as they were starting their set? I’m surprised that he didn’t push her back off the stage. It’s not everyone’s playground.

  8. Wilson W Wilson Avatar
    Wilson W Wilson

    Fair enough

  9. Joe De Diego Avatar
    Joe De Diego

    should have slapped the security guard not doing his job

  10. Adrian J Nyaoi Avatar
    Adrian J Nyaoi

    Stage is off limit: she should be thrown off the stage with the phone.

  11. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    I prefer Aziz Ansari’s approach, where before he starts the show, he stands in various poses for everyone to take a good cellphone photos so that they don’t have to during the actual show.

  12. Timothy Blair Avatar
    Timothy Blair

    You want to be part of the show? now you’re part of the show. we call your part –the idiot.

  13. Bkhuna Avatar
    Bkhuna

    Grab your phone,
    Crush it under my heel,
    Listen to you cry,
    Listen to you sequel.