Stalls of Fame: Kobo

From the November 15, 2012 edition
  • Photos by Meghan Ralston

The curtained women’s restrooms in this music club offer plenty to look at. Posters from rock shows at Kobo, Rumba, the Bluestone, High Five, Little Brothers, Ravari Room and others make up the wallpaper. In the two toilets there are about 400 to 500 show posters hanging.

“I thought it would be a good way to keep people from tagging the bathrooms,” said co-owner Jacob Wooten. “We were throwing away so many posters every week and I liked a lot of them and I wasn’t done enjoying them. I had a bunch saved in my basement for some reason or another, but the fact was that I hadn’t used them for anything, so it was time to put them up again.”

Members of Kobo’s team update the wall every so often using polyurethane to redo the entire bathroom, a process that leaves them, ahem, pooped.

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