Fan receives letter of apology…
After swearing at a fan, who was accompanied by his seven-year-old daughter, Pete Townsend has sent a letter of apology.
The man and his daughter were holding a sign which read “Smash your guitar, Pete!” at a gig in Ontario. The guitarist told them to “go away with that sign” adding “I want to tell you two words but I can’t because you’ve got a child there.” He then mouthed the words “F**k off” at them.
After negative publicity began circulating about the incident online, Townsend drafted the following:
“Apologies and condolences from my side, and very best wishes to you and your family. I am most certainly not angry. I was not angry on stage either. I was in rock star mode, the big mouth. I could have handled it differently. I thought of sending someone to find you both and telling you I was not upset, but we were flying to New York straight after the show, and had no time to spare. I wish things had been different. It would have saved you from all this furore. I thought your placard was fun.”
C’mon people.. chill out. He’s in The Who, it comes with the territory! (Marty’s opinion!!)
Catch Swearing Pete and Roger at The O2 Dublin June 8th.