Taylor Momsen revealed to Revolver that at The Pretty Reckless concerts women strip off onstage, lesbian fans attempt to touch her and a couple had sex in the front row. ‘We had a couple having sex during our show in San Francisco, literally [bleep] in front of the stage. It was crazy. ..They got away with it. And they were going at it for a while.’
She can recall the moment that shows went from being all about the music to near-orgies of flesh flashing: ‘It was in a club inside a church. This girl just jumped up onstage and took her clothes off and started dancing. We didn’t have security of anything at this small club, so we went with it. And it became a thing.
Everyone started doing it at our shows. It became crazy. It’s totally fun, girls taking their tops off and dance (sic) onstage. Awesome.’ One female fan went too far: ‘She tried to go down on me, literally. I had a dress on, and she started pulling up my skirt and, like, going down on her knees trying to pull my underwear down. So I grabbed her head and threw her to the side.‘
However, Taylo likes being choked: ‘It was f**king awesome. He f**king choked me out onstage.. really f**king hard. The people there were like, ‘You need a doctor. Are you fine?’ ‘Dude, I just got choked by Marilyn Manson – I’m f**king fine!’ And now I really like getting choked out. You learn things.’
Taylor and her bandmates were thrilled to discover the bathroom of their hotel suite during a recent stay in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was haunted. She bribed the manager to let the group stay in the room where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer murdered his last victim.
‘As I was showering, some weird s**t happened. The shower shut off and the bathtub started to fill up with water, then the shower went back on.. It was a little creepy. When I opened the curtain, it had gotten all steamy. I looked up and I saw a giant handprint high up on the wall. Someone would have had to stand on the toilet to reach up that high.
That room was the shower room for the day, and it happened to everybody in the band. They all saw the same handprint, but, like, in different places. It was really weird.’