In case you missed it, Phoebe Bridgers was up for her very first SNL live performance the other night. It saw her debut alongside Dan Levy who was hosting the show.
Performing two songs from her latest Punisher, ‘Kyoto’ and ‘I Know The End’, Bridgers finished off the performance by smashing her guitar. Like seriously going hard on the smash.
It was very rockstar-esque.
Anyway, loads of people reacted to the footage. One “Brooklyn Dad” was a standout though.
“Why did this woman, Phoebe Bridgers, destroy her guitar on SNL?” he asked Twitter.
“I mean, I didn’t care much for the song either, but that seemed extra.”
Why did this woman, Phoebe Bridgers, destroy her guitar on SNL?
I mean, I didn't care much for the song either, but that seemed extra. pic.twitter.com/ayXgFXtex4
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) February 7, 2021
Of course, that tweet alone inspired some amazing content.
That's an old Rock and Roll tradition started by the Who.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) February 7, 2021
Here are our favourite reactions to Phoebe Bridgers smashing her guitar.
oh so phoebe bridgers can’t smash a guitar but when this guy smashes pumpkins it’s ok? i say no deal pic.twitter.com/iiMOf2Csep
— james cassar (@getcerebral) February 7, 2021
wishing i was phoebe bridgers’ guitar on snl so that she would smash me
— tea (@teakingley) February 7, 2021
“fuck why did phoebe bridgers have to smash that guitar? i could have forced a woman to listen to me play wonderwall on it”
— Dana Donnelly (@danadonly) February 7, 2021
Mentally I’m Phoebe Bridgers bashing my guitar on the SNL stage
— Claire Perry (@sclaire_perry) February 7, 2021
This one hits a little close to home for ~probably~ most Aussie artists.
if you think @phoebe_bridgers smashing an $85 guitar isn’t cool, just wait until you find out what the major airlines have been doing for decades to beloved instruments people rely on for work
— Dude York (@DudeYork) February 7, 2021
when a male musician does it they make the fuckin top 10 SHOCKING rock and roll moments compilation on YouTube but if phoebe bridgers does it suddenly everyone’s like “well actually all guitars matter” lmao fuck off u nerd
— brendan murphy (@brendan905) February 7, 2021
Annnnnd this one, retweeted by Phoebe Bridgers herself.
I am so disappointed in Phoebe. There are millions of hungry kids out there who would have loved to eat that guitar. And now no one can eat it. I can’t stop crying. https://t.co/x3qBzAP8qV
— Drew Gooden (@drewisgooden) February 7, 2021