Remember back when Gallagher did those stage shows that involved him smashing lots of things – especially watermelons – with a big mallet? The mess went everywhere, and people in the front rows covered themselves in plastic.
So why would a theater allow this mess?
When he was booking the theater, they must have realized that he was going to make a god-awful mess, and not just on the easily cleaned hardwood stage. Can you imagine trying to clean watermelon, pumpkin, and whatever else out of upholstered seats?
I suppose they might have required a cleaning fee, but still, what theater would knowingly subject itself to that kind of damage? If you ever saw one of his shows on TV, it was a really big mess by the end of the show and he sometimes played theaters that looked pretty decent.
Anybody know the answer? (Looking for a real answer to this so I put it in GQ instead of Cafe Society.)