Sometimes I’m reminded in a particularly strong way that Peter’s facebook page is run by a “team” and not by him. It would seem that they post photos submitted by fans, and occasionally use one as a status update. This photo appeared this morning.
I do believe these are the very same signs-on-a-stick that were held by two front-row-center fans at the show at the Ram’s Head in Annapolis. Peter paused his performance to ask the ladies to hold the signs up so everybody could see them, then wearily added, “Now, please put them away. I know what I look like.”
I love that you wrote about this today, because it’s really a perfect a snapshot of the show in Chicago last night. The fans were just rabid for attention, and Peter wasn’t having it. Much like the Mike show at this same venue, the crowd shouted and tried to converse with Peter, who had to keep reminding them, “I’m up here, this is MY show.”
At one point, when he was talking about the “Love Potion” film from his youth (an interesting story and one I really wanted to hear), a woman screamed out, “I SAW THAT! ON YOUTUBE!” and all Peter could do was stop and frown. Cringe-worthy.
Combine all that with the jerks behind us who spilled wine all over the floor under us and the people who were in our seats when we arrived, and had to be convinced to give them up, and I think I’m done with Monkees fans.