photo by Dave Vann
On April 6th, 2003, an individual vaulted on stage of The Disco Biscuits show at the Gothic Theatre in Denver, CO and stole DirtyBill, the world famous gnome. The individual was chased by security officers but managed to escape. DirtyBill means a lot to many people including The Disco Biscuits.

DirtyBill is the cornerstone of DirtyBill Enterprises, a simple initiative aimed at bringing the indefinable feeling of a soulfully synchronized life to everyone who crosses the path of the world famous gnome. He has been traveling the globe since 1999, helping to deliver the message that everyone can shape his or her own destiny and experience such an existence. His positive influence helps unleash the unlimited potential we all possess.

DirtyBill's adventures include treks to China, Brazil, United Kingdom, and nearly all 50 US states. He's been on stage with The Disco Biscuits, Trey Anastasio, RatDog and Oysterhead. He's met Courtney Love, Tommy Chong, Tony Hawk, Tom Green, and Bobcat Goldthwait.

DirtyBill was also responsible for the successful fan-based campaign which resulted in the audience, at Phish's Las Vegas show on September 30, 2000, singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Trey Anastasio at the start of the second set. The moment was captured on the Phish: Live in Vegas DVD.

A cash reward is being offered by DirtyBill Enterprises Inc. to any individual or individuals with information leading to the safe return of DirtyBill. The Disco Biscuits are offering two tickets to Bisco Inferno (July 25-26) to any individual or individuals with information leading to the safe return of DirtyBill.

If anyone has any information concerning this incident or know the whereabouts of DirtyBill, please contact any of the following:

Craig Bailey (704) 904.8306
Jonathan Lesser - Production Manager, Disco Biscuits
Backpack Jenn - Promotion Coordinator, Disco Biscuits
Justin - Merchandise Coordinator, Disco Biscuits

[Published on: 4/8/03]

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