PRODUCT Theme: forums throwing error despite showing successful install

Hi! bbPress successfully installed and the tables are in the WP database. However, forums will not load in the theme page and here is the error message:

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/apart/public_html/bb-config.php on line 23

FROM bb-config.php:
\
// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //\
/** The name of the database for bbPress */\
define( 'BBDB_NAME', 'apart_wpi36' );\

[the last line is line 23 in bbconfig.php]

Is the t_ in t_wpi36 recognized as a "T_string" command and throwing the error? If so, rather than changing the prefix of all the tables in the database is there other code that would allow php to overlook this?
Thanks!
Cheryl