PORTA-POTTY DISASTER! My Worst Music Festival Nightmare Realized [PICTURE]

I love live music as much as the next person, but I’ll never stand in a field with 100,000 other people again. It’s not that I can’t take the noise, the idiots, the rain and the mud; it’s the bathroom facilities that completely freak me out.

My last full-on balls-to-the-wall festival experience was the 25th anniversary Woodstock event in 1994. The music was great but the conditions were atrocious.  I’d never known foul until I tried to find a working porta-potty.  

In Dante’s Inferno, the circle of hell reserved for fraudsters sees them flounder in sewage for all eternity. I quote Thais, a poor soul encountered by Dante:

I live in shame, a whore awash in sewage. I confess I teased and seduced hundreds, led them to sin for my own gains. But I am just one of many who suffer here in the Malebolge. 

We should all live our lives so that we never end up like that.  What did this poor girl do to deserve this fate?

Well, according to UPROXX, the poor lass, overcome by drink, chose to vomit in a porta-potty during an unnamed festival.  She lost her balance and…



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “PORTA-POTTY DISASTER! My Worst Music Festival Nightmare Realized [PICTURE]

  • July 2, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Most of that must be mud, no? The way it has dried on her leg it looks like mud . . . and the floor must just be mud tracked in from the festival . . look at the ground in front of the door . . very muddy.

  • July 2, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I'd like to say that the last two festivals that I attended were Lollapalooza 2012 and the Orion Festival in Detroit last month and the porta-potty facilities were very well maintained. Pretty clean and emptied/serviced regularly. And they had hand wash stations just outside.

    I think that the bigger festivals are trying to make sure that EVERY aspect of the experience is as good as possible.


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