Jimmy Buffett Fans Get Crap From Police for Leaving Homemade Toilets at Concert
5-gallon buckets with a pool noodle for a seat were left at the scene of the Massachusetts show
What happens when you eat one “Cheeseburger in Paradise” too many? You have to poop.
Perhaps that’s why fans at a recent Jimmy Buffett show in Mansfield, Massachusetts, left numerous homemade toilets outside the Xfinity Center. What is a homemade toilet, you ask? Well, according to Lt. Sam Thompson of the Mansfield police, the most common model of DIY crapper is a 5-gallon bucket lined with a foam pool noodle for more comfortable seating inside of a tent. According to The Sun Chronicle, Thompson estimated that 75 to 100 people were told to take down their makeshift johns, but they found 7 to 10 waste-filled receptacles left outside after the show.
Jeff Mann, the Xfinity Center’s general manager, told the Chronicle that their overnight cleaning crew was able to “get creative with the porta-pottys” to get rid of the extra excrement, but “we’re just not set up to handle that kind of waste,” he said.
The Sun Chronicle further notes that when the Buffett fan site Troprockin.com held a poll asking fans their what their tailgating “must-haves” were back in April, “makeshift potty” was the top write-in response. Margaritaville must smell like ass.