Saturday, January 06, 2007

Legend out of his own lifetime

Nice work by John Legend - he turned up at an aftershow party, insulted his own fans and then wound up being thrown out of his own gig. The key problem was that he wasn't going to play to the people who'd turned up to see him: he suggested his younger brother should do the music instead.

The crowd weren't impressed, says someone lucky enough to be there:

"John was incensed. He grabbed the mike from his brother and told the crowd to 'fuck off'. Then he laid into them, saying they should show respect."

Yes, they should show respect. To about the same level as an artist is showing respect for his audience by saying "I'm not going to play, here's someone else instead."