Brendon Urie Explains Story Behind 'Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time'


In a recent interview with Coup De Main, Brendon Urie revealed the inspiration behind the megahit 'Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time', off of the band's latest album 'Death of a Bachelor'. The track has become known for the lyrics "I lost a bet to a guy in a Chiffon skirt
But I make these high heels work".
Little did we know that this lyric truly is inspired by true events. Here's what Urie said to Coup De Main about the event:

"I was in Hollywood and I went to a bar, there was a guy in a beautiful chiffon skirt - yes, I know what chiffon is! He was in a chiffon skirt and wearing high heels, he was in drag, I was like, 'Wow that’s amazing!' We ended up talking and hanging out for a little bit, he had said basically, "I challenge you to see who can fit more hot dogs in their mouth" - the bar had hot dogs. So he won, I lost immediately. I thought I was just going to win, I was like, 'Let me redeem myself, who can chug a beer faster?' I lost again, so that was embarrassing. He said, "Okay now, here comes the time for the bet, you have to put on these high heels." I had to wear them for the whole rest of the time I was at the bar - I was only there for another hour maybe. He didn’t make me stand in them all day because that would’ve probably just killed me, I was able to sit down, but I wore them and I pulled them off very well."
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13-04-2017 2 mins read
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