Was that Just a Box of Rain?


File this under ‘you can’t make this stuff up’. Jersey City councilman, Steven Lipski, was arrested for urinating on the crowd from a balcony of a Washington night club during a Dark Star Orchestra concert last Friday night. For those who are unfamiliar with DSO they are a Grateful Dead cover band. The same band that not one, but both of my kids are going to see the night after Thanksgiving. Perhaps they should bring their umbrellas to avoid that potential Box of Rain.

With more Dead shows in my past than I care to admit, I can say that public peeing at such events was not all that outrageous. But off the balcony? Hey Steve, get a grip. And at 44 and in the public (or is that pubic) eye, perhaps a little discretion is in order.

I believe he was in a state that my family likes to refer to as ‘that guy’. You know the one. We have met ‘that guy’ before. They are like a tribe. One of them puked down my son’s shoulder at his first Jets game when he was 8-years-old (funny how he never asked to go again for a long time). I believe another spilled a beer down the part of my mom’s hair at a Rangers game. And of course game day in Madison, Wisconsin brings out scores of ‘that guy’.

In The Daily News report of this incident a source stated, ” he was very drunk”. REALLY now? Well this comes as a surprise. Don’t most middle-aged guys pee off a balcony when they are stone cold sober? Could they not get a better sound bite than that one?

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3 responses to “Was that Just a Box of Rain?

  1. Don’t know how I missed the news story. OMG. Drunk? Yeah. At best. I definitely have seen “that guy” and “this guy” surely qualifies!

    Box of Rain. Hee hee. Great line.

    Have to admit, I was thinking, shake it, shake it, sugaree….

  2. Liz

    I’m so embarrassed for my state. This is ridiculous behavior, the only good thing is that he didn’t get away with it.

  3. sounds like a typical dead concert or thanksgiving at my in-laws

    … enjoyed your blog, come visit mine sometime.

    see you soon!

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