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Badly Drawn Boy Uses Bad Words At The Troubadour
Badly Drawn Boy behaved very badly on Thursday night at the Troubadour. "Fuck off you LA twats," was the nicest thing he had to say during an outburst that started four songs into his set.
Brought on by a spot of bad sound or perhaps some variety of breakdown, English singer-songwriter Damon Gough threatened to fight his fans, calling the audience "cunts," and telling LA to "fuck off" during a fairly offensive, though moderately well-received, rant.
Gough declared the show was over, then reconsidered stating, "I'm gonna play some more songs. I'm trying my best, just fuck off if you don't want to be here." To be fair, he did clarify to exclude "the LA nice people," reiterating that only "the LA twats" were the ones that needed to fuck off. Later, Gough reportedly called the show a "fucking disaster", adding, "I just want the world to swallow me up," according to NME.