CHICAGO — People never forget.
Tuesday marks the 13th anniversary of the day the Dave Matthews Band's tour bus infamously dumped 800 pounds of human waste on a hapless river cruise floating at exactly the wrong time under the Kinzie Street Bridge.
Boat passengers "described a downpour of foul-smelling, brownish-yellow slurry that ruined their clothes and made several of them sick," the afternoon of Aug. 8, 2004, the Tribune reported.
The jam band's tour bus driver admitted to the dumping and reportedly paid a fine, served 1½ years probation and performed community service. The band, known for huge outdoor shows and a string of hits in the '90s and early '00s, later donated $50,000 to the Chicago Park District "to begin the healing process," according to reports.
Time heals all wounds, but more than a decade later, DMB's dumping lives on in infamy to many Chicagoans.