Tampa Cop Shuts Down Switchfoot Frontman's Aftershow


TAMPA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A Tampa deputy shut down an impromptu concert by Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman after a show at the 1-800 Ask-Gary Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds on August 15th.

Foreman had tweeted about the ad-hoc performance to his fans, telling them to meet him behind the amphitheatre.

"Aftershow tonight directy [sic] behind the ampitheatre [sic], be there in a 1/2 hour," Foreman tweeted, including a link to a map of the location.

A YouTube video of the performance shows Foreman playing an unreleased track and then a Tampa police deputy intervening and telling the crowd to disperse. Foreman starts to play another song but the deputy wades into the crowd, leading Foreman away from the group.

"I love playing on the big stages in front of thousands of folks, it feels like a megaphone. It's how I pay the bills and it's the best job in the world. But I also love playing for just a few folks for free. It feels like a whisper." Foreman said via Twitter. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers