A tale I heard
Alice Cooper talking about having snakes on stage:
"I’ve used a snake on stage so many times. We were playing in Los Angeles and all of the Sex Pistols are there and all of the guys in Kiss and all of our friends are there in the audience and I have this snake on stage. It’s a very dramatic moment on stage but everyone’s laughing. And I’m going: ‘They’re not supposed to be laughing at this point’. And all of a sudden I realise, this snake had defecated. It’s never happened before, but when they defecate, they, well it was all down the side of my clothes. There was about eight piles on the stage and it was the worst smelling thing you’ve ever smelled in your life. Now, of course, the Sex Pistols went: ‘Yeeeees!’ You know, like it was the greatest thing they’ve ever seen in their lives: ‘How does he do that?!’ And so, now the worst thing about this is that it was a carnival kind of show where all of my roadies were dressed like these really awful clowns. So they came out to clean it up and when they’re cleaning it up it’s making them gag and they start throwing up. So now I’ve got piles of anaconda poo and I’ve got clowns throwing up on top of it and I’m going: ‘I’m even disgusted with myself!’ And believe me, everybody in the audience said: ‘This is the greatest show Alice has ever done…’"