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January 26, 2004

Tork Rhymes with Dork

Last night, Lisa and I went to the Tin Angel to see Peter Tork (and James Lee Stanley) perform. This would be my third time seeing Peter perform without the Monkees and I was excited! The last 2 times I saw him, I took pictures from afar but never ventured close enough to have my picture taken with him. This time would be different! The first set ended and Peter Tork and James Lee Stanley sat by the stage selling their CDs. A small crowd formed around them. Lisa and I went to the bar to have a beer and wait for the crowd to disperse. Fifteen minutes later, we approached the stage and stood in line. Female fans surrounded Peter. He laughed with them and kissed their cheeks. "Wow!" I thought, "Peter sure seems friendly!" Once they left and it was my turn, I paid James Lee Stanley the $15.00 for the CD. James Lee Stanley scrawled his name on the CD and handed it to Peter to sign. Peter signed the CD and as he gave it back to me, I asked if I might have my picture taken with him.
Peter replied flatly, "Yeah sure, whatever." He pointed to the empty seat next to him and I sat down. Lisa quickly snapped the picture.
I turned to him and said, "Thank you, I appreciate it".
Peter responded, "YOU CAN GO NOW-- GET OUT!"
I was absolutely floored. How rude and completely uncalled for! I wasn't holding people up. I wasn't asking for anything unusual. I had no desire to schmooze. Darnit, I paid $15.00 for the 3 seconds of his time!

Mr. Peter Tork, you can go to heck!


My love of the Monkees will survive this setback but I shall always remember how rude Peter Tork acted.


Peter Tork? More like Peter Dork, if you ask me!

Posted by donna at January 26, 2004 12:39 PM | TrackBack


I know just how you feel,I have been a fan for over 30 years,,and have been writting and even sent an email,,and never got a reply..a person i know saw him inperson last month and all he did was look at her boobs and even took a pic of them,,she called him an asshole,,he was deing very rude...angel...

Posted by: angel at February 28, 2004 05:10 AM

Peter Tork's inner ugliness comes through in your photo. Always sad to see ungrateful celebrities bite the hand that feeds them. Congratulations to you for documenting a classic "Whatever happened to...." moment.

Posted by: Eric Scheie at February 6, 2004 08:06 PM

Thanks for the kind remarks on the pic--

And I am not going to bother anymore with Peter, he is a jerk.

Posted by: Donna at January 27, 2004 05:47 PM

Sorry things didn't work out with Tork the Dork. But I've got to agree that you are AB FAB in that photo.

Posted by: Andrew Careaga at January 27, 2004 08:53 AM

..what an asshole. It's just one of these old, senile, drug-addicted and brain-damaged showbizz fuck-ups.

Don't bother anymore.

Posted by: Frank at January 27, 2004 03:37 AM

As we went back to our seats, Lisa said, "Gosh, what an asshole!" My reply was, "Maybe he was tired or having a bad day." Lisa then mentioned how he was treating all the other fans so nicely and he seemed so peppy with them. So who knows-- maybe he is just a jerk.

Posted by: Donna at January 26, 2004 10:16 PM

Sad. Although perhaps he was just extremely - EXTREMELY - tired and weary and didn't realize that he was pissing off - and disappointing - a huge (and gorgeous) fan!

Posted by: david at January 26, 2004 09:56 PM

How rude! Just wait until I tell my mom. Peter was always her favorite Monkee. Now he will have lost the respect of TWO Donnas! On the up-side, you look FABULOUS in the picture, dahling!

Posted by: Audra at January 26, 2004 08:01 PM

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