Rocker Father John Misty Describes Taking LSD at a Taylor Swift Concert: 'It Was Holy'
By Alex Ungerman
As it turns out, Father John Misty is a total Swiftie when he's under the influence.
The indie rocker -- whose real name is Josh Tillman -- hilariously described having a transcendent experience after taking LSD before taking in a Taylor Swift concert in Melbourne, Australia during her 1989 World Tour last year.
"The last time I took a hero's dose of LSD was at a Taylor Swift concert in Australia," the 34-year-old musician told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. "She was playing in Melbourne, and I met a bunch of people from her crew at a bar, and they invited me to the show. I got my tour manager to get me some acid: 'This is written in the stars. I'm supposed to go take acid at this Taylor Swift concert.'"
"I experience the show like an 8-year-old girl," Tillman described. "As much as that's possible for a 35-year-old man... It was holy. It was psychedelic. She fully impregnated my dilated soul with her ideology. I remember laughing uncontrollably. I remember going outside for a smoke and thinking, 'I need to get back in there.'"
Now, if you also went to Swift's show, you may be thinking that Tillman's experience doesn't sound all that different from what it was actually like! However, he does go on to admit that he didn't love all of the performance, including one "disturbing" part of the 26-year-old pop star's messages to the crowd.
"This insistence on telling girls, 'I'm normal, don't let anyone tell you what you should be,'" he remembered of the performance. "If you wanted to curate an evening with the Grand Leader, this is what you would do. It's a very, very false normal. And that's dangerous."
Meanwhile, this isn't even the first time Tillman has shown his Swiftie stripes. Last year, in response to Ryan Adam's 1989 cover album, Tillman jokingly posted his own covers of "Blank Space" and "Welcome to New York" in the style of rock group Velvet Underground before subsequently deleting them.