by Sean Nelson on The Stranger

“From the back of the room came a loud male voice: “Show us some titties!”

How to describe the feeling in that instant? You know when you’re in a totally quiet space, then a low-humming exhaust fan you hadn’t even been aware of suddenly shuts off, and the quiet becomes even quieter? Like that.

The floor seemed to drop six inches. People looked around, appalled. Onstage, Olsen and her bandmates absorbed the insult like professionals, saying nothing back [update: I didn’t hear this, but several people have reported that Olsen did respond by saying “Jesus, is that you?”], conferring for a moment and launching into the next song. But the offence lingered in the air, made everyone feel embarrassed and violated….”

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