Long ago, Evilyn found a can of beans working the door at Labyrinth at The Drink (which is now The Red Room). It was a slow night so I ran around taking people's picture with the beans. It has become a running gag. It doesn't make sense. Just go with it.
Since their initial discovery the beans have taken on a garden-gnome-like penchant for travel. They have been to two Convergences (San Diego and Portland), Las Vegas (several times), Halifax, Costa Rica, toured Japan (twice), toured Canada with Left Spine Down, been to London, Manchester, and Festival Kinetik in Montréal, Italy, Rio de Janeiro, various cities in Australia, Peru (including Machu Picchu) and Los Angeles. There is no telling where they will turn up next.