During a conversation with Metal Hammer, Nightwish vocalist Floor Jensen talked about “getting sh*t” from the audience as a female musician.
She said about the time spent in her pre-Nightwish band After Forever:
“I’d get sh*t from the audience all the time. ‘Oh look, there’s a woman up there.’ In the beginning, I thought it was just part of it. But it soon became, ‘Really?’
“They’d either be screaming ‘Slayer!‘ or ‘B**bs!’ ‘OK, we’re not Slayer and I have b**bs – very perceptive of you, can we move on now?’
“This guy was just constantly shouting stupid stuff at me: *imitates Beavis and Butthead voice ‘Uh, b**bs!’ This guy would not shut up. Eventually, I just said: ‘Seeing as you have such a big mouth on you, why don’t you come and tell me all these things to my face after the show?’
“Yeah, I picked a fight with that guy from the stage. It worked like a charm. He didn’t say another word. If you want to be that stupid, by all means, do it. But you don’t deserve my attention.”