Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor made headlines last summer when he hilariously swatted a phone from a fan’s hand during one of his shows. The whole thing was funny and lighthearted, but Corey did say that fans who plan on texting all night should stay home.
If you're gonna text, stay home. https://t.co/w8BLHWci5n
— Y. I. Oughtta (@CoreyTaylorRock) July 10, 2016
So, clearly we all know where Slipknot stands on having cell phones at concerts. Or do we? Because the band just released an official video entirely comprised of fan filmed cellphone footage at one of their shows. So what’s the deal? Are they encouraging cell phone use or not? One fan asked Taylor directly what his stance is on the issue:
@CoreyTaylorRock Ya smack dudes phones outta their hand but then make a video with fan's phone footage? Can I use my phone or not, man?
— Zane Rerek (@RandyBlyat) January 6, 2017
Corey saw his question and responded perfectly by essentially saying eh, you kinda got a point dude. He doesn’t specifically address his question but he gave him quite the hat tip for a point well taken.
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Hahahaha FUCK, you make a damn good point.
Yeah, I'm an asshole… https://t.co/uAA1I6oTOF
— Y. I. Oughtta (@CoreyTaylorRock) January 6, 2017