Last August Peter Frampton stormed off of the stage at the legendary Stone Pony leaving the audience surprised, confused, and angry. I was there, and wrote all about it.
He (or one of his PR hacks) even left a pseudo-apology on the post.
The experience left me and many other viewers disgusted at Frampton’s utter lack of professionalism.
Flash forward to this morning…
I was on the Stone Pony’s website looking up this Friday’s Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes show when I spotted this:
No less than two minutes later, commenter “Laura in NJ,” and fellow concert-goer burned by Frampton left a comment on my original post about the free show (she was looking up the same Southside Johnny show) (thanks for the tip Laura).
“Come see me play the longest show of my tour. This is the least I can do for you guys who were there last year and I can only hope you will come back. I can promise you this, it will be a fun, long night of music old and new!”
– Peter Frampton
I agree Pete (or PR hack); this is the least you can do. A Monday night show is pretty lame, but that date probably has more to do with the Stone Pony’s availability for free shows due to whiney performer screw-ups, than it does anything else.
Will I go?
I’m thinking about it.
I promised myself that I would never give Frampton a dime again. I can safely go to this show and not pay him… So I’m cool with the idea.
If August 9th rolls around; I have nothing else going on; and I have the motivation to trek all the way down to Asbury Park, I will go.
The little time he spent on stage was good, but I still think he’s a brat.