Foster the People’s Mark Foster Gets Bounced from Prince Show
Prince doesn’t allow anyone to use cell phones during his private concerts – and anyone includes Mark Foster, lead singer of Foster the People. Foster was kicked out of an intimate concert in Hollywood over the weekend.
Prince, who is notoriously opposed to fan made videos hitting the internet, played a small show to around 100 people in Hollywood, and Foster was kicked out for using his iPhone during the performance, according to TMZ.
Once outside, Foster attempted to gain reentry into the venue with pleas including, “I have a tab at the bar I didn’t close!” and “I promise I wasn’t taking a picture, check my phone!” He finally told security that “I’m a musician, I understand… I won’t do it again,” and name-dropped his band. He was eventually let back in the venue, but had to check his cell phone.
TMZ asked him about the incident on the way out, and he said that he was just checking a text message from a friend and that he understood what happened.
“It’s cool… Prince doesn’t play in front of 100 people every night,” Foster said.
In other news from the same Prince concert, numerous websites are reporting that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart were also at the show and back together after an infamous split. But, you know, whatever.
Foster the People is a band from Los Angeles best known for their massive single “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was originally released back in September 2010. The track was in large part responsible for the band’s record contract with Columbia Records, and became a sleeper hit, building steam throughout 2011.
The song also is featured on the group’s debut album, Torches, which was released in May 2011. The album debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 albums chart, and number one on both the U.S. Rock and Alternative charts.