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“You’ve fucked my night”, Roger Daltrey tells weed-smoking fans in New York

By | Published on Thursday 16 May 2019

Bob Dylan recently halted a show to tell people off for taking photos. Now Roger Daltrey has stopped a performance to give an earful to people smoking marijuana in the audience. If this trend continues, we could have ourselves a new column.

Daltrey’s reasoning for getting angry is perhaps reasonable though. For once it’s nothing to do with Brexit. He’s allergic to cannabis, he reckons. It stops his voice from working. Although not enough to stop him shouting about it.

“All the ones smoking grass down in the front there, I’m totally allergic to it”, he told a group of people near the front at The Who’s show at Madison Square Garden earlier this week. “I’m not kidding, whoever it is down there, you fucked my night. I’m allergic to that shit and my voice just goes [slurps] sucks up. So fuck you! Eat it!”

I’m not sure if that last bit was an order to eat the drug instead of smoking it or just a general exclamation of anger. Maybe both. Either way, he wasn’t happy. In fact it’s hard to get across in writing just how angrily he said “fuck you” to those people. Watch this video shot by someone in the audience who found it all hilarious.

It’s not even the first time this has happened. In 2015 he threatened to stop a show entirely due to people smoking marijuana. Maybe he should just put up some signs to let people know.