Police To Parrotheads: No Makeshift Toilets

Jimmy Buffett fans in Mansfield, Mass., received a friendly but clear warning from local police Aug. 14 via Facebook: Leave your personal toilets at home.

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Allen Toussaint Tribute Concert, Orpheum Theater, New Orleans, La.

The “Margaritaville” singer’s fans, known as Parrotheads, are known for gathering many hours before shows begin to tailgate and revel in venue parking lots. Last year, police clamped down on 75 to 100 makeshift toilets which concertgoers brought from home to avoid long lines for the john, The Boston Globe reported.

The toilets, which the Sun Chronicle reports as often being a five-gallon bucket topped with a pool noodle, have been left behind after the show.

In anticipation of this year’s show at the Xfinity Center on Aug. 20, police wrote: “Fortunately, the folks at Live Nation New England have supplied the parking lots with an abundance of actual, health-code-compliant toilets that aren’t attached to the bumper of a pickup truck.

“We want to get the word out early this year that the “tent toilets” will not be permitted (or tolerated). We know, we know….no one likes to poo in a Porta-Loo, but think of it as an experience to build character. Like showering at camp with a family of spiders.”