Bob Dylan Warns Fans Taking Photos at Concert: ‘We Can Either Play or We Can Pose’

April 19, 2019 Updated: April 19, 2019

Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan criticized fans in Vienna, Austria, for apparently taking photos of him.

Dylan, 77, was singing part of “Blowin’ in the Wind” when a concert-goer broke his “no photos” policy, according to Stereogum.

“Take pictures or don’t take pictures. We can either play, or we can pose. Okay?” he said.

Before making the comment, he had made an inaudible comment about pictures. A video showed Dylan, who was born Robert Zimmerman, stumbling backward before nearly falling onstage prior to the comment.

After that, Dylan left the stage, and his band closed the show with an instrumental rendition of another song, according to Stereogum. Fox News reported that the song was “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” and it’s usually the last song he uses to close out a show.

For years, Dylan has had a “no photos” policy at his shows, according to Rolling Stone.

right after he tripped over a monitor and almost had a nasty fall

Posted by Stereogum on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

“The incident marked the first time that Dylan had spoken to the crowd in some time. Audiences used to only hear his speaking voice when he introduced the band, but he stopped doing even that about two years ago,” Rolling Stone reported.

The publication noted that last year, ushers were deployed to check to see if anyone was using a phone. Those who didn’t comply would be booted from the concert.

Mick Jagger Update

Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger posted a photo of him on his feet, after he underwent heart surgery earlier this month.

The 75-year-old wrote on April 11, “A walk in the park!”

A walk in the park !

Posted by Mick Jagger on Thursday, April 11, 2019

A week ago, Jagger wrote on Facebook that his heart-valve surgery was successful.

“Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend—and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job,” he stated.

Thank you everyone for all your messages of support, I’m feeling much better now and on the mend – and also a huge thank you to all the hospital staff for doing a superb job.

Posted by Mick Jagger on Friday, April 5, 2019

Fellow singer Lenny Kravitz commented on Jagger’s Instagram photo, saying, “Yeah man!”

“Love you Dada,” his daughter, Georgia May Jagger, wrote. His son, Lucas Jagger, placed with four red heart emojis in the comments section.

Weeks before that, Jagger and the Rolling Stones said they have to postpone their North American tour.

Notable Celebrity Deaths in 2019

Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle and Lauren London arrive at the Warner Music Group Pre-Grammy Celebration at Nomad Hotel Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 7, 2019. The rapper was shot dead in late March. (Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

Luke Perry

Undated file photo of Luke Perry. (photo by Newsmakers)

Peter Tork

Peter Tork of the Monkees passed away at 77 in February 2019 (Getty Images | Noel Vasquez)

Albert Finney

British actor Albert Finney died in February 2019 at the age of 82. (Lucy Nicholson/AFP/Getty Images)

James Ingram

Longtime R&B singer James Ingram died in late January. Quincy Jones, a collaborator of his, wrote: “With that soulful, whisky sounding voice, James Ingram was simply magical … every beautiful note that James sang pierced your essence and comfortably made itself at home.”

Singer James Ingram has died at the age of 66 after a battle with brain cancer, according to reports on Jan. 29. (Getty Images)

Fatima Ali

“Top Chef” alum Fatima Ali died on Friday, January 25, after a battle with terminal cancer. She was 29.

Former “Top Chef” contestant Bruce Kalman paid tribute to her: “It’s with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Fatima Ali today, as she has lost her battle with cancer,” he wrote

“Top Chef” star Fatima Ali died at the age of 29 after battling a form of bone cancer, said her family. (Instagram / Selfie)

Carol Channing

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Carol Channing in Concord, N.H. Channing, whose career spanned decades on Broadway and on television has died at age 97. Publicist B. Harlan Boll says Channing died of natural causes early in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Jan. 15, 2019. (Jim Cole/AP Photo, File)

Bob Einstein

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Bob Einstein in Hollywood, Calif., on June 27, 2018. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Comedian and actor Bob Einstein died on Jan. 2 after a battle with cancer. He was 76.

Daryl Dragon

Daryl ‘The Captain’ Dragon beside his ex-wife, Toni Tennille, wearing his signature captain’s hat. (Hillel Italie/AP)

Daryl Dragon, or “Captain,” of pop group Captain and Tennille, died on Jan. 2 of renal failure.

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