At the Who‘s concert at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario a fan who brought his seven-year old daughter got an earful from the guitarist after they waved a sign that said, “Smash Your Guitar, Pete!”
Townshend pretty much gave up smashing guitars, but hasn’t given up swearing. He apparently said, “Don’t wave that sign. Don’t bring your children [and] use them. I want to tell you two words, but I can’t because you have a child on you.” He then went on to mouth a two word profanity that ends with the “you”
The incident is unfortunate, but the Who has never claimed to be family friendly. Should you really take a seven year old kid to a rock show?