Jersey City councilman Steven Lipski allegedly urinates on 9:30 Club crowd
When you gotta go, you gotta go, right?
Not if you're standing on the balcony of a nightclub during a concert. Jersey City councilman Steve Lipski (pictured) learned that lesson the hard way last Saturday at the 9:30 Club in Washington, according to the NY Daily News.
Several news outlets are reporting that during a show by the Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra, Lipski relieved himself onto the crowd below him. He was arrested and charged with simple assault, Newsday reports.
Wow. I'll say that again: Wow.
I mean, how inebriated do you have to be when you say to yourself, 'Now would be a good time and place to relieve myself.'
Lipski won't elaborate on the incident, but has sworn to stop drinking. I sent an email to Seth Hurwitz asking him is this really happened, but he didn't email me back.
David Malitz over at Post Rock makes a good point ...
Can you imagine being the victim? Having a few drops of beer or sweat dripped down on you is one thing. And granted, the crowd at a Grateful Dead tribute concert is probably not going to riot over something like this. But oh man if I were the victim, I would have turned into a tornado of teeth and nails.
Malitz, who sees a lot of shows at the club, is questioning where he stands when he goes there. I mean, from now on, I'm going to make sure I'm a few feet out of range from anyone standing on the balcony.
Thanks to MS reader Sarah for the tip.
(Photo from the official Jersey City Web site)