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What about the toilet lids? Are people ripping them off the hinges? Is that how they get like that?
EW: I had to put the toilet seat back on last night! I got in there with a wrench, it was on tight.
Who wants to touch that, to grab it and pull it off?
MC: Maybe they're climbing on shit or having sex on it? I don't know what people are doing. Maybe I shouldn't even say this, but one of our door staff was cleaning out a trash can and I bought latex gloves and told them to use them because you don't know what you might touch. Of course, nobody does it. So one of our door staff is cleaning out the trash can, is reaching in for some reason because the trash wasn't coming out, pulled her hand out and it was covered in human shit. Someone was in a bathroom with a toilet that worked, but decided, 'Nah, I'm shitting in a trashcan.' I don't know what you can do about that? I get bummed about that. People, what is wrong with you? Animals.
EW: People think you pay seven dollars and that gives them the right to shit in a bucket. That should be way more. An extra charge for that. We should have a bathroom attendant who'd be like, HEY! That's extra, buddy! Well I guess that's on the list now. Bathroom attendant.
I'm sure a lot of people wonder about this — who did the murals in the main room?
EW: The one behind the stage with the dogs and the weird people was done by Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females and Noun. She did that a year ago. And now my head is next to that, that was done by a friend of hers. They were going to do it together but I was out of town and this guy Lenny, who I didn't know at the time, did that. I came home from vacation and there's my giant head on the back wall. I didn't ask for it, though everybody thinks that. Or that it's a self-portrait. It's kind of embarrassing, it's kind of weird, but it's such a good portrait... that's why it's still there. It is hard to have people look at it and who don't know me to come over. Then I have to explain it.
It has to be weird to see a giant version of yourself every night.
EW: The thing is as tall as me.
MC: Ted McGrath, who was in These Are Powers and is in ATM now, he did the waves on the back wall of the main room. Sarah from Bleeding Rainbow, she did the two tigers on the stage left wall. That was one of the first of the new crop, after we did The Maze back in 2009. You can still see remnants of the Maze peeking though. But we just had people who came through town do stuff.