If you didn’t already know, A Perfect Circle are very serious about their no photo policy during their shows, according to the PRP. Maynard James Keenan, a part of APC, Tool and Puscifer has enforced this policy for some time now. On APC’s current tour, signs stating “NO PHOTOS OR VIDEOS! INCLUDING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS TAKEN WITH CELLPHONES…IT WILL RESULT IN EJECTION” have been plastered at venues the night of shows, and this past Saturday at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA over 60 fans were kicked out for failing to abide by this policy.
“I was thrown out by six Reading police officers for taking pictures,” wrote one person on Santander Arena’s Facebook page the night of the show. “No warning, they blamed the band. Never in 35 years of concert going have I have been treated so poorly. I won’t be back…All they had to do was say, no cameras. I would have complied and there would have been no interaction with the Police.” In comments on a fan’s Instagram post, one person wrote “the security’s flashlights hunting for people taking pictures were more distracting than cell phones in my opinion.”
The venue’s general manager, David Farrar replied to angry fans about the situation. He in part stated: “talk to Manyard.. [sic] this was 110% the bands policy and has been for TOOL, APC, and Pusicifer.. [sic] it’s not a new policy.” Keenan himself ending up responding to a complaint a fan made on a Puscifer Instagram post (see below). He stated: “No. Recording. Of. Any. Kind. For. 25. Years. Guided experience. Unplug and and enjoy the ride.”
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