Maynard James Keenan Defends "No Photo" Policy At Live Shows

November 8, 2017
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When Maynard James Keenan says "no photos allowed" at his shows, he really means it.

It was reported that over sixty audience members were ejected from A Perfect Circle's concert in the Santander Arena in Reading, PA for taking photos with their mobile devices.

Sparking a large debate online whether it was acceptable to be using one's smartphone during a live concert, Keenan responded directly to fans that were unhappy with his stance. In a post to Puscifer's instagram page, one fan said, "I think the rule is best to help short women,they usually have it the most difficult trying to get a decent standing spot to see the stage while surrounded by guys." To which Keenan responded by saying, "No. Recording. Of. Any. Kind. For. 25. Years. Guided experience. Unplug and and enjoy the ride."

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The fan then took a screenshot of Maynard's reponse and shared it to his Instagram page, promising to adhere to the band's "no photos" policy.

Here's me in the middle in middle school holding a #APerfectCircle CD in the year #2000 for I had just bought it the week of it's release (still a favorite album of mine) ....and about an hour ago vocalist Maynard James Keenan responded to my comment about fans getting kicked out of their shows for filming with their phones ....I had a legit argument defending them for I do this too but have immense honor for this sir and fully get his point... he has had an enormous positive impact in my life time creating some of my forever favorite music (as I said already) @AperfectCircle @puscifer

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