Friday afternoon, the beleaguered singer tweeted that she would be appearing at Saturday night at McCabe’s in Santa Monica for a “speaking engagement” on the subject of “Effects of Gay-Bashing on the L.A. Mayoral Race.”
This came as news to the club -- and not good news. “She is not welcome at McCabe’s,” said the venue’s angry concert director, Lincoln Myerson, who had just learned about Shocked’s vow -- or threat -- to show up after he got calls regarding the singer’s mysterious tweet.
On Monday, the guitar shop and concert venue joined nearly every other club on her itinerary in canceling her planned show after the singer's alleged anti-gay comments at the opening gig of the tour Sunday night in San Francisco led to mass walkouts and media furor.Michelle Shocked tour meltdown history:
- The cancelled shows
- Page II
- The statement
- The audio that proves she is not telling the truth in her statement.
7PM tonight A ram in the bush! 'Alternative' venue LA Mission on 5th "Can't Take My Joy" .99 cent Lemonade! See you there!! #truthvsreality
— Michelle Shocked (@MShocked) March 24, 2013
Here, I reckon: Los Angeles Mission. Here's a map. (Nowhere near McCabe's. Which is a good thing.)
Update II: I think I just figured this whole thing out: Michelle Shocked is doing a performance art take on this: