Father John Misty Needed Drugs to Admit He Liked Taylor Swift

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It seems Serious Rock Musician™ Father John Misty has finally mustered the courage to admit that he likes Taylor Swift — when he’s melting his face off on psychedelics, at least. As a reminder, Misty covered two of Swift’s 1989 songs last year, then dismissively claimed he had never heard the songs before recording them, except perhaps while walking “by a Cinnabon or something at the airport.” 

Pontificating further on the nature of the wild and unknowable world in which we live, Misty told Rolling Stone, via Us Weekly, “Certain ideas that you’d be quick to dismiss can be viewed with the significance that they deserve.” Then he imbibed a “hero’s dose” before Swift’s Melbourne show.
“I experience the show like an 8-year-old girl — as much as that’s possible for a 35-year-old man,” he continued. “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.’”

However, when the rocker wasn’t busy having his dilated soul impregnated, there were some aspects of the concert he found “disturbing.”

“This insistence on telling girls, ‘I’m normal, don’t let anyone tell you what you should be,’” he said, describing Swift’s conversation with the crowd. “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.”

So, the hysterically laughing guy with the ten-millimeter pupils and cult-leader beard surrounded by underage girls finds Taylor Swift “disturbing”? Sounds about right.