Keeping up with the Joneses, City Council edition

DC Councilmembers have a long, amusing history of criminal hijinx, from Marion “Bitch Set Me Up” Barry to former At-large representative Harold Brazil’s recent dust-up at Jinxproof tattoo parlor. Not to be outdone, Jersey City, New Jersey Councilmember Steven Lipski came to DC this weekend and managed to set the bar for embarrassing criminal activity a rung lower when he peed on fellow concert-goers from the balcony of the 9:30 Club Friday night.

What bands was Lipski there to see? According to, Friday’s main act was Dark Star Orchestra, which, according to its website: “recreates Grateful Dead shows, song for song, live on stage.” That’d be enough to get anyone rowdy, but Lipski was fairly inebriated already:

“He was very drunk,” the source [from the 9:30 club] said, noting that it wasn’t the first time Lipski had caused a ruckus at the popular concert venue.

“We’ve dealt with this man before,” the source added. “He’s never peed on anybody, but he gets really belligerent and drunk.”

On Sunday Lipski vowed to lay off the sauce. Hopefully that means no more public golden showers.

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