This weekend I was enraged when I read this note from Leah of July Talk on Twitter – she was clearly upset and consumed by someone’s idiocy at 2:30 am on the last week of a four-month tour that has let this band unleash their new record Touch to both new and old audiences, with more emotion than we’ve ever seen from this band. What a shame to have an experience like this in Buffalo, New York. What an unfortunate end to such a magical tour.
As a female working in a male-dominant industry, I can only echo Leah’s thoughts. These types of sentiments and outbursts happen far to often and let’s remember that an emotional or sexual song doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to strip down and offer up your body to someone who believes they deserve to see it. The system that is broken is a system this band sings about. Please, let’s have a better 2017 with less experiences like this in and out of concerts.
Here are some words re: the man who yelled “SHOW US YOUR TITS” at me during our show last night. pic.twitter.com/imahuL5DJQ
— Leah Fay (@leah_fayy) December 17, 2016
If you intend to make ANYONE feel unsafe, don’t come. If we can’t treat each other w/ care + decency at shows, we’re fucked everywhere else. pic.twitter.com/FNc8iRtFVe — July Talk (@julytalk) December 19, 2016