Maggie Rogers is nearing the tip of her Heard It In a Past Life tour, and an unlucky, inappropriate incident left the singer-songwriter feeling harm and livid after her second-to-last present of the jaunt.
On Saturday evening (Oct. 19), Rogers was within the midst of her encore at ACL Live on the Moody Theater in Austin when two males within the crowd interrupted her acoustic efficiency of her breakout hit, “Alaska.” On Sunday morning (Oct. 20), she took to Twitter to elucidate what occurred whereas condemning their invasive — and violating — habits.
“every night before the Alaska acoustic encore, I speak about gratitude and growth and change,” she wrote. “it’s the most vulnerable part of the set. just me and a guitar before i say goodnight. last night, in the middle of this speech a man yelled ‘take your top off.’ another joined in and yelled ‘you cute though.’ i was stunned. furious. fuming, confused. and also – on a really basic level – it really hurt my feelings.”
She went on to focus on the secure area she and her followers create each evening in venues throughout the nation, the neighborhood it creates and reiterated why these remarks had been so unwelcome, particularly on this context.
“i want to use this moment to be very very clear,” she concludes. “there is no space for harassment or disrespect or degradation of any kind at my show.”
Rogers wraps the Heard It In a Past Life tour on the Moody Theater on Sunday evening (Oct. 20).
Read Rogers’ assertion in full beneath.
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— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) October 20, 2019