What is a Penny Stinker?

What’s a Penny Stinker?
In the days of the playwright Willie Shakespeare, It cost a penny to enter the Globe Theater ( in jolly ole’ London Town) and two pennies to sit down. You would pay at the staircases, so it got more expensive as you went up the galleries where it cost a further penny to have a cushion.
The people on the floor were called Penny Stinkers (or groundlings). They were the common folk, they partied, hollered at the actors, threw food, and generally acted the same way we do when we go out somewhere. The band name is a tribute to those common folk, who worked hard, paid their bills, spent time with their families, and tried to live life to the fullest, and sometimes, they didn’t smell so good.

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