While the alleged fecal hurler has been detained by Toronto Police Service, the effects of the man’s actions are still rippling through the University of Toronto’s St. George campus.
One student who has felt the weight of these attacks is third-year student Lucas Morris, the recently promoted band leader of the UofT Bucket Drum Symphony of Music.
Morris told The Boundary how he first got involved with the club.
“Yeah I checked out dozens of clubs during first year but none of them filled my yearning desire to play pretend drums," said Morris.
“But when I walked down St. George and first heard that sweet, sweet sound of a drumstick hitting a bucket, I joined the club and I’ve been hooked ever since,” he continued.
Despite UofT’s "bustling" bucket drumming scene, Lucas tells us that since Friday, Nov. 22, the group has been struggling with turnout to their free, near-daily performances.
“No one is really watching us play anymore, and it’s sad because to some members, this is a future career that they’re preparing for," Morris said.
The club's once-strong ring of first-year groupies has nearly been cut in half, Morris said, with the group now performing in front of a measly three students who are stuck on campus.
The Bucket Drum Symphony of Music’s members are not receiving much positive attention even when they’re not attacking your ears with the sound of 10 simultaneous bucket drummers.
A visibly emotional Morris said that, “I can hardly take one step on campus without someone walking the other way from me once they catch a glimpse of me and my several buckets.”
“It’s such a shame that the guy couldn’t have used any other form of fecal matter-carrying devices.”
You can catch the University of Toronto’s Bucket Drumming Troupe’s yearly holiday concert in the Robarts Café this Friday.