If you’ve had a little too much to drink and your tummy’s gurgling for a sink; don’t despair, nauseated nippers, the nuances of the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater include a special drain for hurlers.
The brainchild of The Amp, Howard Saffan, is trying to cover all eventualities under the torchy 6,000-seat destination opening Wednesday night to rockers REO Speedwagon and Styx. To his way of thinking all that tasty food and drink may get messy. That’s why he’s installed special horizontal drains for the overindulgent in public bathrooms. When you visit the marbled lavs, you’ll understand.
And if the bile really builds, or you’re suffering from stage fright in crowded bathrooms, you can signal for staff help by touching an alert button on the wall.
Saffan and staff are putting the finishing touches on a facility accessed by car, rail and ferry. He fancies The Amp the ultimate entertainment experience for both fans and performers, as he notes in the video above covering a back-stage tour.
We’ve added the puke news as a spoiler alert for your visit.