Poo girl' gets stuck in festival portaloo, achieves internet stardom!
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Poo girl' gets stuck in festival portaloo, achieves internet stardom!

Leeds : United Kingdom | Sep 08, 2009 at 8:39 AM PDT
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Bit of Friendly Fires - Jump in the Pool Leeds Fest 09

It’s human nature for you to want a legacy. You know, something for others to remember you by after you’ve gone, something to leave your mark on the earth. For some people that’s with their children, for others it’s through art and culture that they leave their legacies. But amongst all that we’re pretty sure it’s nobody’s dream to be remembered as ‘Poo Girl’ (or anything with a shit-related prefix for that matter). Yet that’s exactly what has happened to one unfortunate UK lass, whose recent adventures in a festival porta-loo have shot her to online infamy.

As the story goes Poo Girl (or Charlotte as she goes by away from the dunnies) was enjoying a top-notch time at the recent Leeds Festival when she accidentally dropped her handbag down the, err, shit hole of a festival portable toilet. Throwing personal hygiene to the wind, Charlotte attempted to rescue the handbag from those unthinkable depths before inadvertently getting herself trapped in crap.

“I think most people would have left the bag, but it had all of her money in it, her phone and her tickets home – her life really,” Poo Girl’s (cleaner) cousin Katie said “She couldn’t reach with one arm so she put her other arm in, and managed to get her shoulders stuck.”

After friends raised the attention of festival officials, Poo Girl was rescued from the brown abyss and hosed down, later returning home to find story of her feces fracas (we’re on a roll, right?) had spread rapidly online, with a dedicated Facbook group –Poo Girl Leeds Fest 2009 Appreciation Society – clocking up a massive 13,000 fans already.

“She was a bit distressed when she came home but I told her not to take it to heart and I think she’s able to laugh it off now,” Poo Cousin explained of her relative’s reaction to the sudden shot of internet fame. “I can’t believe how big the story has become. You can even buy ‘Poo Girl’ hoodies!”

Our heads are swimming with the news of Poo Girl’s rise to fame and there’s so much we want to know. Namely, do the hoodies come in brown at all? We’re also curious as to whether or not this will be the beginning of a new trend for festivals trying to create that iconic ‘muddy’ environment that Glastonbury nails year in year out. We’ll be packing gumboots and sanitary wipes from now on…

candygirl is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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