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Phoebe Bridgers earned some new fans after bashing her electric guitar into an amplifier at the end of her debut on "Saturday Night Live." She also earned GLAAD a good chunk of money.
The guitar — what's left of it anyway — sold for $101,500 as part of the GLAAD Media Awards auction, the organization confirmed to USA TODAY. Proceeds raised at the auction "helps to fund GLAAD’s culture-changing work to accelerate LGBTQ acceptance."
Due to privacy concerns, GLAAD is not sharing the identity of the purchaser.
"Phoebe is such a visible, out powerhouse in the music industry and we knew that the item was special, but we were so pleasantly surprised to see such a large amount of money raised that will go directly into our work to support and uplift LGBTQ people," said GLAAD's Head of Talent Anthony Ramos in the statement.
The 26-year-old indie rocker performed two songs from her 2020 album, "Punisher," on the Feb. 6 episode of "SNL": "Kyoto," which she sang while wearing a skeleton onesie, and "I Know the End."
The latter performance ended in an explosive guitar solo, a primal scream and Bridgers repeatedly smashing her guitar, sending sparks into the air.
Bridgers was nominated for four Grammy Awards this year, including best new artist. She was also nominated for outstanding breakthrough music artist at this year's GLAAD Media Awards.
Her album "Punisher" was named one of USA TODAY's best albums of 2020. USA TODAY's music critic Patrick Ryan wrote that Bridgers "achingly captured our collective pandemic gloom with vivid metaphors ('ICU') and startling introspection ('Savior Complex')."
Perhaps that guitar smash captured our collective frustration.
"I’ve never heard of her before but tonight made me a fan," one Instagram commenter wrote at the time.
That same "SNL" episode was hosted by Dan Levy, who took home the GLAAD Media Award for outstanding comedy series ("Schitt’s Creek") for the second year in a row.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Phoebe Bridgers' 'SNL' guitar sells for $101K at GLAAD auction