In 2015, Mike Posner released his hit single “I Took a Pill in Ibiza.” The lyrics say “I took a pill in Ibiza/ To show Avicii I was cool/ And when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older/ But fuck it, it was something to do.”
While many believed that the song was about a hypothetical situation, Mike Posner described the situation as “sort a mystery pill” that was given to him by a fan that recognized him at an Avicii show.
“We were at his show and I was drinking at the time. (I don’t drink anymore, but I wasn’t playing and I had no responsibilities except for enjoying myself so I was taking some vodka shots and probably some whisky if I know myself.) And I just sort moseyed out into the audience to watch Avicii spin from their point view. I would go back and forth between the backstage and the VIP area and then where the actual kids were. And most people didn’t know who the fuck I was in Ibiza except for this one guy who recognized me. He was like, ‘Are you Mike Posner?’ and he was all excited. He holds up this little bag pills and is like, ‘You want one?’ And drunk Mike Posner was like, ‘Fuck it, yeah.’ So I took one and I had never done that before, and I felt amazing. Then when I came down I felt ten years older.”
After three years, the fan finally reached out to Posner to tell him “member that pill I gave you in Ibiza at Avicii?”
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