December 06, 2021

Photos from Prince Midnight’s Tampa show featuring the Lars Ulrich toilet

On Friday night, Tampa rock star gone viral, Prince Midnight, made his live debut backed by a four-piece backing band, the Searing Torment. While Midnight’s Skelecaster—an electric guitar made from the bones of his late Uncle Philip—was there, it wasn’t played. That didn’t stop those in attendance at Brass Mug—one of the last remaining rock clubs in Tampa Bay—from crowding around the stage to be immersed in an elaborate performance that included a coffin entrance, large-scale puppets, gore and magic.

To top it all off, the men’s room at the Mug was converted into a museum all centered around the installation of Midnight’s handcrafted, fiberglass Lars Ulrich toilet, which has captured the hearts of the internet. No word on whether or not anyone left a turd inside of Lars, but plenty of folks took a leak on the loo and admired the fine art toilet seats that were also part of the exhibition.

Wreath and Malice Strikes were among the openers.
Scroll down to view images

Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future.


Prince Midnight's Lars Ulrich toilet and fine art toilet seat gallery at Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.
Dave Decker

Prince Midnight's Lars Ulrich toilet and fine art toilet seat gallery at Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.

Prince Midnight & the Searing Torment play the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.
Dave Decker

Prince Midnight & the Searing Torment play the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.

Prince Midnight & the Searing Torment play the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.
Dave Decker

Prince Midnight & the Searing Torment play the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.

Prince Midnight & the Searing Torment play the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.
Dave Decker

Prince Midnight & the Searing Torment play the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.

Prince Midnight & the Searing Torment play the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.
Dave Decker

Prince Midnight & the Searing Torment play the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.

Join the Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future.