Urine Trouble At 9:30 Club
A councilman from Jersey City, N.J., gave “pea-brained” a whole new meaning when he was arrested for allegedly urinating from a balcony onto fans below during a
Councilman Steven Lipski told reporters outside his home two days later that he’s “resolved never to touch alcohol again,” according to the New York Daily News, adding that the incident was “deeply humiliating, very embarrassing” and “troubling.”
Officially, Lipski has so far refused to admit he relieved himself on his fellow fans, the paper said. “I can’t comment on that,” he told a local television station. “I’m going to continue to do all the good things, and I’m not going to let this overshadow me.”
He reportedly has told friends and political contributors that the liquid that rained down from the balcony was from a spilled drink.
But a source from the club told the Daily News that Lipski was “very drunk” and not for the first time at the D.C. venue.
Staff at the club reportedly witnessed Lipski doing the alleged deed and escorted him outside until police arrived and arrested him on suspicion of simple assault, according to New Jersey’s Star-Ledger.
“We’ve dealt with the man before,” a source told the Daily News. “He’s never peed on anybody, but he gets really belligerent and drunk.”
In addition to serving his second term on Jersey City’s council, Lipski is a founder and director of CREATE Charter School in the city.
I.M.P.’s Seth Hurwitz didn’t directly address the incident, but told Pollstar, “We’ve certainly had people pissed OFF before, but never … .”
Dark Star Orchestra guitarist Rob Eaton was less charitable when he wrote about the incident on the band’s Web site.
“Your (sic) a disgrace to the community and should be ashamed of your self,” Eaton wrote, presumably addressing Lipski. “The irony is it’s someone on this board who is a frequent poster and claims to be a fan of the band. Well sir fans like you we don’t need.”
Lipski apparently posts on the DSO Web site as Jersey Steve and is a big fan of the band.