Monday, April 6, 2009

First Dave Matthews band now Keith Urban crew- Another 'Green' entertainer's bus dumps toxic waste

4/6/09: "The cleanup crew at Webster Hall was left with quite a mess on its hands after country crooner Keith Urban's performance last Wednesday.

  • According to sources at the club, someone aboard a Verizon-sponsored Keith Urban tour bus emptied the vehicle's
  • septic tank outside the East 11th Street club at 3 a.m., after the show. "There was about 150 square feet of gunk, a half an inch think, outside the main entrance," says one employee. "It was a literal [expletive] show."

Adds the source: "I imagine it was some drunk pulling an April Fools' prank, because I can't imagine anyone in their right mind doing that on purpose."

Back in 2004, the Dave Matthews Band was sued by the state of Illinois after its driver dumped 800 pounds of human waste from the group's tour bus into the Chicago River, drenching passengers on a nearby architectural-tour boat. The driver was sentenced to 18 months of probation and 150 hours of community service.

  • Urban's rep said of last week's incident: "It wasn't an official Keith Urban bus. We had none parked outside." A spokeswoman for Verizon says, "It was just a lot of filthy gray water from the bus' sink.""... from NY Post, Richard Johnson

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