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.
You’d think with the number of artists and groups calling out or banning the use of cellphones at concerts that people would get the message by now. Apparently not. During a recent Judas Priest concert, the band were performing their song Judas Rising at the Rosemont Theatre in Illinois last Saturday when frontman Rob Halford noticed somebody in the front row with their phone out filming the concert.
Sure, he could’ve stopped the show and made everybody wait while people put their phones away, but why punish others for the stupidity of a few? So, rather than make everybody else suffer for one person’s ignorance, he simply walked up to the person mid-performance and kicked the phone out of his hand, sending it flying.
Are you annoyed by those people who stand in front of you at concerts and you get to watch everything through their smartphone screens? It seems they annoy the performers, too. Looks like Jack White has really had enough of this, and he’s taking phone ban to a new level. From now on, the audience at his concerts will not have the access to their beloved smartphones while the show lasts. They will be asked to keep them locked in Yondr pouches, and they can only unlock them at certain points of the venue.