Patrick Wolf gay bashed
"I also saw you in the audience of Madonna's Sticky And Sweet Tour at Wembley Stadium...
Oh nooooo - no way! Oh no, at what point? Were you seated in the same bit?
No - I just saw you going in....
Oh it's so awful, you don't know the story do you?
Well I was gonna ask you what you thought of the show, but if you want to tell me a story, go on then...
Oh yeah...three songs in, me and my man were kissing and there were loads of conservative straight couples around us that complained. And then the bouncers came up to me and said "can you stop that, this is a family venue". No joke.
Are you serious?
Seriously! And then I said "for fuck's sake" and they said "oh you can't swear - this is a family venue" when there's Madonna on stage going "fuck you, motherfucker". I was like, this is a joke. And you know we were on the VIP list but you have to pay because Madonna doesn't give out free tickets etc. And then the bouncer said "you know we can do this the easy way or the violent way" and I said "I'm staying so you do whatever you want".
And then they just grabbed both of us. We were beaten up outside Wembley, handcuffed. These guys were like football bouncers. The police came and it just went on and on and on. My man's face covered in blood. I couldn't move for like a month. I had to lie in bed on painkillers for ages. They totally twisted my arm and my legs - it was just mad. They are currently researching the CCTV - it just really nuts. We basically got beaten up by the police. I found out that you could sing any Madonna lyric over any song - it just sounded all the same. It was a good spectacle for like ten minutes. I get a bit restless, I start singing other things over the top of other songs and I suppose that could have annoyed a few people around me, but it was so loud anyway. They just didn't like the fact that I was in hot pants and a sequined hoodie and having a good time, being in love and having a good time drinking cider. I looked too punk for them basically - so yeah, I got thrown out.
OMG - that's the worst story I ever heard about that show...
Yeah (both laugh). But you know it means I can't be bothered to listen to Madonna ever again which is good because it means I have more time for better music. You live and you learn. You get into scraps with bouncers the whole time, but that was one step up because there were like 7 of them and they just wanted to have a go because they were bored. There was a lot of quite homophobic shit going down which I was really pissed about seeing - it was a Madonna concert y'know!
After that show, I'll never go to Wembley Stadium ever again - for me the whole experience was just poor...and then to hear your story!
Me neither - and I'll never play there. I'll go straight to the O2 now...It's a place made for football, not for music. Why the fuck would I play at cricket grounds? I don't get it."
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