June 18th, 1978
Highly acclaimed disco singer Steve “the Swayer” Jenkins has been accused of manslaughter.
News reports have stated the Swayer murdered a fan outside of his Friday night venue due to a comment regarding disco made by the fan.
On Saturday, June 16th, the Swayer was set to perform at the ‘Friday Night Fever’ venue in San Francisco. Outside of the venue, witnesses who were waiting to see the performance claimed they saw the Swayer hit the fan with a microphone in the head 17 times after the fan made a comment disrespecting disco.
After the killing, the Swayer walked away swiftly from the scene and into the venue, where he performed renditions of, ironically, “Stayin’ Alive” and a fan favorite, “Dancing in September.”
Cameras outside of the venue were able to capture the murder, and hundreds of witnesses watched the murder take place, but very few came forward to testify.
When asked about what they witnessed, one teen female fan answered, “[The Swayer] is so perfect. He can do no wrong.”
Another male middle-aged fan responded, “So what? He’s the next Bob Dylan.”
When the police made the arrest, the Swayer yelled at the camera that the accused crime was completely justified. He refused to take off his tie-dye bell bottoms, faux afro, and sunglasses, while still blowing kisses to his fans protesting his arrest.
In a long awaited high-profile interview, the Swayer claimed the reason for the accused murder was because the “fan” claimed rock n’ roll was going to take over disco soon.
He still claimed the murder was entirely justified and was the result of just a little “Saturday Night Fever” on a “Friday night.”
The Swayer stated, “Oh [screw] the future. Look, tonight is the future, and I am planning for it!” in reference to why he committed the murder following after the fan’s comment.
However, in the entire 60-minute interview, only about two minutes were spent discussing the murder, and the rest of the time was devoted to praising disco.
He ended the interview, still wearing his signature outfit, stating, “It’s all love, babe.”
The Swayer is now awaiting another trial, and maintains his not-guilty plead.
The trial that was set to occur next week is now being pushed back after the current judge was traced to have attended his concert on Friday and runs a disco club devoted in his honor.
The Swayer’s bail is currently set at $100,000, which sources say he could easily pay. However, sources inside the prison claim he hasn’t made bail yet because he wants to “bring a little disco to the jail” before his release.
We are still receiving information on the case and will continue to update.
Stephanie Tokasz is a second-year film, photography and visual arts major who has gotten away with several crimes by saying ‘it’s vibes.’ You can reach them at [email protected]