BlogDecember 13, 2013 9:30 AM ET

KEN mode will shove that phone up your...

Winnipeg noisemakers KEN mode have thrown down the gauntlet when it comes to fans conspicuously texting during their shows. The band claims that they will ruin your phone if you get caught. Behold:

"An open warning to people attending our shows: if you stand in front of us and text while we are performing expect to either be bathed in quite directed mucous or have your phone kicked from your hands by a man with a guitar or bass in his hands. Expect it. No more being polite. Ever. If you want your phone ruined, do it."

Seems fair to me.
Tags: KEN mode


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anonymous 12/13/2013 6:38:36 AM

no one gives a shit about your band, maybe thats why they're all texting at your show

anonymous 12/13/2013 6:40:16 AM

aka "we're butthurt gays" regardless, good band.

anonymous 12/13/2013 6:42:53 AM

power butthurt.

zerofender 12/13/2013 6:43:50 AM

Not only will I text at your show, I will do whatever I want. If I pay money to go to a show and you break my personally property it's not going to end well. On a side note I really want to see this happen and the legal storm that follows.

anonymous 12/13/2013 6:47:40 AM

Saw them last week. You gotta text to not die of boredom during their set.

bees 12/13/2013 7:03:38 AM

Touch my phone fcker and I'll call the cops!!!!!!!

anonymous 12/13/2013 7:16:22 AM

yeah. not cool. they wouldn't make it out of the venue if that happened in vb.

anonymous 12/13/2013 7:17:01 AM

haha, what a bunch of gays. not that id pay to see them, but if he spit on my phone, hed get knocked the fck out

SuckMeBeautiful 12/13/2013 7:20:17 AM

Coming from the cool guy who sits on his phone and texts while he watches other bands performing at his shows? Get lost phaggot

anonymous 12/13/2013 7:24:26 AM

Good for these dudes, they rip! Dying to see some scene f@g cry about their phone getting broken. "I WAS JUST TRYING TO TAKE A SELFIE"

anonymous 12/13/2013 7:50:37 AM

Congrats to the dude in ken mode who posted this. YOU CAN NEVER ACCESS YOUR PHONE WHILE A BAND IS PLAYING EVER AGAIN or you will be the biggest hypocrite on the face of the earth.

anonymous 12/13/2013 8:25:14 AM

Oooo How aggressive.

anonymous 12/13/2013 8:50:55 AM

cant txt at a show. whats next you're gonna tell me i cant txt and drive. fck off.

anonymous 12/13/2013 8:53:43 AM

Sorry, I was texting. Did I miss something?

whitey 12/13/2013 8:58:20 AM

Can't wait for a follow up post talking about how these bitch made f@ggots got their noses broke for spitting on the wrong person! Hasn't this band been around forever and yet no one gives a shit about them?! fcking Canadians amirite?

anonymous 12/13/2013 8:58:46 AM

>Implying I wouldn't beat your gay ass Not even tough talk. I would be wicked pissed.

littlebabydix_666 12/13/2013 9:03:26 AM

They won't say it to my dickhole

anonymous 12/13/2013 9:45:16 AM

I can't believe all the people defending their right to send a virtual message. If your existence is centered around the importance of your phone over life happening in real time why did you even leave your house? The people also defending the "payed money can do what i want- and spit on me see what happens!" stance, if i was in this band i wouldnt be too worried about the decline of attendance by the macho idiot demographic. I Was never too into this band until today.

anonymous 12/13/2013 11:06:57 AM

I hope they pull that shit on someone in Florida so they will all be shot dead.

anonymous 12/13/2013 11:10:10 AM

Congratulation, being whiny little gays got my attention and made me listen to you guys and I am now a fan. fck you.

anonymous 12/13/2013 11:24:08 AM

Because defending your right to ____ means your whole existence is centered around said action? Is that right? Get a fcking clue.

anonymous 12/13/2013 11:27:56 AM

"the decline of attendance by the macho idiot demographic" - you DID read where KEN Mode's entire post sounds like a goddamn macho idiot wrote it, right?

anonymous 12/13/2013 11:46:57 AM

Maybe if you gave the crowd a reason to pay attention they wouldn't be on their phone.

anonymous 12/13/2013 1:48:09 PM

what if the dude was txting a friend to hurry up and get to the show because they were missing KEN mode?

anonymous 12/13/2013 2:07:54 PM

I welcome anyone in this band to kick my phone when its in my hand. Assaulting a police office isnt a fun charge to deal with.

anonymous 12/13/2013 2:16:27 PM

^^^lollllll bro. It's only assaulting an officer if you're in uniform, otherwise it's just assualt. It's also only assault if it happens outside the context of a show. DONT STOP MY ART BRO!

anonymous 12/13/2013 2:35:43 PM

While I agree that people texting in the front during the performance can disgruntle a performer they have no right to spit on or break peoples personal property. A person has the right to do as they please, this sounds nazi like in its action. I see major lawsuits coming if they decided to act like this.

anonymous 12/13/2013 2:36:09 PM

Also, I hope no members of their band EVER use a phone during any band they play withs performances and are actually in the room watching and supporting acts that open for them. Most touring bands at any level lack the common respect of watching the local bands who are promoting and drawing people to see the show.

anonymous 12/13/2013 3:12:47 PM

i hope they break all your stupid phones. if you have your phone out during a show, you need to kill yourself. im sure you're boyfriend will be ok not hearing from you for 5 seconds out and i would love to see you try to confront these dudes or get them to pay for your piece of shit iphone. you disrespectful c*nts. go see one direction.

Snoopy2 12/13/2013 4:07:04 PM


anonymous 12/13/2013 5:01:03 PM

Win a Juno and you get all high and mighty. fck off. EVERYONE TEXT WHENEVER YOU WANT, IT'S A FREE COUNTRY MOTHERfckERS

anonymous 12/13/2013 5:03:36 PM

^^ Furthermore who texts these days? How old are these ass rangers?

anonymous 12/13/2013 6:05:56 PM

12 year old internet tough prepubescent guys are not stoked. " touch my phone mother fcker see what happens" read all the comments on here it just goes to show the all the little gays that post comments on here im glad I stay away from this site

anonymous 12/13/2013 6:32:00 PM

does this band even make enough money to cover any phones they do break?

anonymous 12/13/2013 6:50:48 PM

these gays in the comments really seem to think that the band will be held liable for a broken phone. fcking idiots.

bloodybaby 12/13/2013 6:59:10 PM

would love and pay to see everyone in unison texting at one of their shows over actually watching the band perform.

anonymous 12/13/2013 7:23:19 PM

I challenge thee to knock my carrier pigeon from my grip! Commit this act of treason and thall shall feel my wrath! For this vast land is free of tyrannical law! All ye who pay the toll are free to send carrier pigeons to whom they wish!

anonymous 12/13/2013 9:38:31 PM

anonymous posted 2 hours ago these gays in the comments really seem to think that the band will be held liable for a broken phone. fcking idiots. so if someone came up to you and broke your phone, you wouldn't make them pay for the damage? yeah, thought so.

truthstar 12/13/2013 11:25:01 PM


Godfatherofsoul 12/14/2013 11:49:19 AM

What is it people are not understanding here, he said "front row" not anywhere else in the venue, reading comprehension, get into it.

anonymous 12/14/2013 3:53:25 PM

ken mode were easily one of the best bands ive seen play, anyone texting at social gathering or event doesnt deserve to experience real life, it is wasted on you!

anonymous 12/16/2013 9:52:52 AM

If they broke my phone, I would break their gear. fck them

anonymous 12/16/2013 1:37:19 PM

Impotent gesture by impotent dudes.