Splash, the Leather District venue self-described as an "ultra lounge," is temporarily closed until the owners can convince officials that they've fixed a problem with overcrowding. The Globe says Splash was cited with violating fire codes by allowing too many patrons, some of whom were also underage despite having drinks in hand. Alcoholic drinks. The inspection followed a complaint by the father of a BU student, who noticed that his daughter charged, oh, just $2,800 at a single event called "Saturday Afternoon Recess Party." A doorman told police that there were 247 people in the first-floor area that housed the event, but there were really 302, and there were only supposed to be 200.
Also, this exchange took place:
Officers asked another clubgoer for proof of age and the male gave police a fake Venezuelan driver's license, police said. The male later gave his real Florida driver's license, which showed him to be under the age of 21.
The Globe notes that Splash has been cited for overcrowding before and has been given two and three-day suspensions on serving alcohol as a result. Clearly, this time the message is meant to be gotten. While dad's at it, wonder if he'll be calling the cops on any other venues in town?