5. Not everyone thought his antics were funny.
One night, Lennon went to the Troubadour in New York City to hear Ann Peebles perform one of his favorite songs, “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” which was heading up the charts in 1973. Lennon got up at one point and went into the men’s room. There he found an unused Kotex on a shelf. He had been drinking and slapped it on his head, perhaps thinking it was a feminist statement of some kind.
There were about 11 people in his party, but he didn’t leave the waitress a tip when it was time to leave.
She scowled at him.
“Do you know who I am?” he said, self-importantly.
“Yes,” she said. “You’re some asshole with a Kotex on your head.”