Looks like the dedicated server was a bad idea. About four people (other than me) connected to the server so far, and none have actually interacted with the statue in any way.
In other news, a while back one of the social media applications we explored was Chat Roulette, a bizarre application which connects two random strangers via webcam and basic chat, shuffling them along to other random strangers. The locals that can be encountered on Chat Roulette can be rather unscrupulous.
Why bring this up again? The following video is a live, improvised piano performance before an audience in Charlotte, North Carolina, performed in conjunction with Chat Roulette.