Australian singer/songwriter Missy Higgins posted the following message on Wednesday (November 30), following her performance at The Viper Room in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Last night, before I’d even opened my mouth to sing my first song, a man at the bar with an 80’s hairdo started mumbling drunkenly ‘yeeeah, sing it girl’ while waving his beer at me,” Higgins writes. “I stared at him, fingers poised in the position of ‘Nightminds’, thinking ‘you’re gonna be trouble aren’t you, you prick’. I started the song, and low and behold the entire room became dead silent except this one guy (who I later found out was an ex-member of Tesla, a famous 80’s hair band. Figures.) It was embarrassing for everyone, so I decided to change the end of the song to ‘and in our honesty, together we will rise, out of our nightminds and into the light, can you please shut up [dark stare] at the end of the fight.’ There were cheers because everybody felt the same, and he said nothing, just held the pretty blond he had next to him a little closer and stared into his drink. By the next song he’d forgotten all about the incident (apparently after 27 Rum and Coke’s one loses all concept of dignity) and started hollering again. You know how in primary school when someone says something really mean to you, you go to sleep that night fantasizing about what you could have said to them? Well I was almost disappointed when he was escorted out during that song; I was conjuring up all the marvelously humiliating things I could have said to him. Something like ‘Why are you here? Why don’t you just go home and listen to Kiss, or something from the era you’re obviously stuck in!’ Looking back, and also reading what I just wrote, I’m really glad I didn’t say that.”
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