Patrick Wolf’s Warning To Hecklers

updated fans on his blog at MySpace on Saturday (May 23), talking about hecklers at shows and joining Twitter. The British singer songwriter tells readers:

So the tour has been amazing so far.. had one off show but mainly due to random Neandrathals at the back of the gig shouting super intelligent things like “get your cock out” etc.

My good lord, I am not the Jonas Brothers, if you want that kind of “rapport” from a musician then do leave me and my band in peace to get on with singing, performing and making music while onstage or at least engage or enjoy with the show or get the hell out… and get your kicks at the local Chippendales strip joint or xtube… or come ask me such questions face to face and you’ll receive an honest personal response that will probably see you checking into hospital for a few days.. If I was a woman.. would it be respectable for you to ask me to show you my tits? This rant is not about this one comment.. it’s about a general “shoot the freak” mentality that comes with speculators coming to a show with only the intention at hurling abuse at me. I am in no way conservative but there is a time and a place for vulgarity. Respect that me and my band work our fu**ing asses off to get on that stage, to be ourselves, to play from the bottom of our hearts… we love you and respect every person that comes to our show… and love you as an audience.. so it’s a real wake up call when people feel the need to heckle and provoke a reaction and ruin not only the good peoples experience of the live show, but in turn sap the energy and the fun out of it for us. Joni Mitchell famously walked off stage at the isle of white festival while doing an acoustic set because of heckling and catcalls and I don’t blame her one bit.

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