Remember When A Famous Band Treated An Illinois River Like A Toilet?
A world-famous band stop in Chicago during of one their many tours and left behind something gross and unexpected. If any DMB fans were on the boat that was affected by this lapse in judgment they may change their tune on their liking of the band.
Dave Matthews Band's tour bus was rolling through Chicago in early August 2004 when someone made a horrible decision. What happened was beyond cringe-worthy and you might wonder how the person responsible was able to keep their job.
Imagine enjoying a boat tour along the Chicago River to learn about the city's architecture when one of the worst possible situations actually happened. The bus emptied (dropped) human waste into the Chicago River... Which just happened to have a tourist cruise ship directly below. Gross!
Is it even possible to imagine the moment when you become covered with poo, urine, and who knows what else? One of the people on the ship described the moment to Chicago Tribune.
"Passengers on the tour boat, Chicago's Little Lady, described a downpour of foul-smelling, brownish-yellow slurry that ruined their clothes and made several of them sick."
The bus driver of DMB's bus ended up being fined and put on probation - and the band donated a bunch of money to Chicago's Park District in hopes of burying the hatchet. Nobody but the people on that ferry can speak for themselves, but I'd bet many of them vowed not to attend a Dave Matthews Band concert or download any of their music in the foreseeable future.
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