Bob Dylan Is Sick of Your Cellphone Photos: "We Can Either Play or We Can Pose"

The songwriter asked a Vienna audience to either "take pictures or don't take pictures"
Bob Dylan Is Sick of Your Cellphone Photos: "We Can Either Play or We Can Pose"
A recent live show in Europe may force Bob Dylan to take a page out of Jack White's playbook going forward, after footage emerged of the songwriter calling out audience members for taking photos during his performance.

The clip — captured during a show in Vienna, Austria, this past Tuesday (April 16) — sees Dylan trip and nearly fall backwards into a drumkit onstage before gathering himself to address the crowd. You can watch it below.

As his bandmates quiet their playing, Dylan says, "Take pictures or don't take pictures. We can either play or we can pose. Okay."

Dylan then opted to "pose" for a quick 10 seconds, letting the crowd snap some quick shots before playing "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry."

Rolling Stone notes that Dylan's audiences are usually told that photographs are prohibited before he takes the stage. During a performance at New York's Beacon Theatre last year, ushers singled out those who couldn't manage to put their phones away with flashlights.

Dylan is currently on tour through Europe, which you can find dates for here. He also recently revealed plans to open a fittingly-named whiskey distillery.