This kind of thing probably doesn’t happen to Adele.
Philadelphia band Dr. Dog have crafted a dedicated fan base for their psychedelic-tinged indie rock by steadily touring and releasing music since 1999.
@DrDogMD is a parody Twitter account that imagines what it would be like if a dog were a doctor, largely through tweets like this one:
Dr. Dog (the band, not the Twitter account), gave a performance on Thursday that was not well-received by one fan, and he apparently decided to take to Twitter to vent his frustration. However, he mistook the parody dog-doctor account for the actual account of his beloved band Dr. Dog, and delivered the following missive to the wrong inbox.
The man delivers his credentials (“I’m a big fan, have bought every album and seen you five times”) before outlining the following thesis: “Last night, it looked like the band can’t continue on with Toby [Leaman, bass guitar].”
“It was really obvious that he has become a really negative energy to the band, and even though I’m devoted as hell, I will never again pay to see the train wreck that you guys were last night,” he continues.
“I think the only way any of you can pursue your Personal Legends, way, or life path, is to allow Toby and the rest of the band to go your separate ways. Staying together for posterity is a mistake. You all are too young to give up trying to live your happiest lives … Part ways with Toby and let Scott [McMicken, lead guitar] shine. I’ll be your biggest fan.”
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The man offered one last bit of feedback in closing: “Also, it looked [like] you weren’t playing your instruments … I was tripping, but I’m pretty sure I knew what I saw and I was severely disappointed. I know you have to do deny it so forget it, just don’t do it again please (have some respect for your paying audience.)”
Dr Dog (the Twitter account) responded with, “I tell you what, you tell me I’m a good boy and I’ll see what I can do to rectify the situation.”
Eventually, the fan seemed to put two and two together, and apologized to the parody Twitter account he erroneously delivered his missive to. He then presumably forwarded it to the actual Dr. Dog Twitter account, who have yet to address the incident.