A drummer playing a show at a Washington D.C. bar learned the hard way that breaking wind can cost a lot of money.
The band had just got back on stage for the second half of their set when the drummer let one rip for all to smell. Apparently it was such a rancid fart that he had to crack a window. Seems reasonable, right? You know you’ve been there. However, him cracking the window turned out to be a costly mistake.
Washington D.C. law states that windows in bars must be closed past 1:30 AM if live music is being played. Because the drummer cracked a window past 1:30, the bar was given a ticket for $500. That’s a steep price for cutting the cheese. The owner of the bar was not a happy camper, but he does have the opportunity to appeal it.
There is a serious lesson that we can all take away from this, though. Never trust a fart.