EDDIE DANIELS – A police officer shut down an impromptu concert by Switchfoot front man Jon Foreman Sunday night. According to CNN, Foreman posted on his Twitter account that the officer “forcefully” removed him from the aftershow attended by group of fans outside a Tampa amphitheatre.
The crowd showed up when Foreman tweeted to fans, asking them to meet him after the show.
Video of the incident shows Foreman playing a couple of songs on an acoustic guitar with a collection of fans around him when the officer walks up and says “It’s over. It’s over. C’mon, let’s go.”
When Foreman hesitated to leave, the officer said, “If I call somebody over here, we will be forcing you out. So what do you want to do?”
Foreman offered his hand, which the officer shook, and escorted him away.
CNN contacted Tampa police, but a spokesman said he was not aware of an incident.
I’ll be honest: A policeman only has to tell me once to get going and my guitar is packed and I’m on my way. As much as I hate to see a good time cut short, I’m too much of a wimp to push my luck over one more song. My fans might be disappointed, but at least I’m not in jail.
Eddie Daniels, Video Guy