Skip to comments.No Butts: Police Break Up OC Bar's Bizarre Tradition ( 8,000 People moon Amtrack train )
Posted on 07/12/2008 8:41:55 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
LAGUNA NIGUEL -- More than 50 law officers were breaking up an estimated 8,000 people drinking alcohol and mooning passing trains late Saturday, as an annual "Moon Over Amtrak" party was shut down due to complaints about public nudity.
The event drew a crowd of about 8,000 Saturday along the tracks near Mugs Away Saloon, 27324 Camino Capistrano, but things got out of hand as businesses and residents called in complaints, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino.
California Highway Patrol officers were called in to assist Orange County sheriff's deputies shut down the impromptu event, where thousands of people bared their rear ends to passing Metrolink and Amtrak trains.
"There were complaints about the mooning, women lifting their tops and a couple cases of complete nudity," Amormino said. There were also reports of public alcohol consumption at the event, which has been prohibited in the past.
As of 3:50 p.m., about 50 officers, including some from the California Highway Patrol, were in the process of shutting down the event.
"Traffic congestion is terrible right now, and with all the complaints we decided it was best we shut it down," Amormino said.
No arrests were made.
The event originated in 1979, at the Mugs Away Saloon, a K.T. Smith told friends he would buy a drink for anyone willing to run outside to the rail road tracks and moon the next train. Many of Smith's drinking buddies did, and the mooning tradition lived on -- although no one volunteers to buy drinks for the thousands of mooners who come out.
Worthless without pictures.
Wait, I take that back.
Nowadays we should just be grateful that no one was throwing things...
Had some safe for work footage on my local NBC news affiliate but can’t find it on the web. Am still looking. Here’s their website;
Ladies - I ride CalTrain 221 out of Gilroy to San Jose Monday thru Friday. I PROMISE not to complain if you want to lift your tops as my train goes by.
In 71 years of living reasnably close to the area I’ve never heard of this event.
With my hatred of public transportation I would have gonr!!!!
Here’s the same video from my local news;
They have others.
You would think people would outgrow behavior like this in their early teens.
It’s a hell of a thing when the Chips and OC Sheriffs won’t let honest citizens put their best faces forward.
When alcohol is involved, anything goes, and anything can happen.
Glad to see the cops are on top of these dangerous criminals.
Another hallowed OC tradition bites the dust.
But I would like everyone to remember this number so next time the left brags about their “multitudes” they got to a protest we can say “so what. 8,000 people showed up just to moon a train.”
I wouldn’t mind the multiethnic ladies that live in the several towns along the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line would flash us (well, maybe Smell-Caucus would be an exception, unless you like flapjacks).
Gives new meaning to “there’s some bad crack out in the streets”
Headlines tomorrow: “Cops Make Largest Crack Bust in History”
“You would think people would outgrow behavior like this in their early teens.”
If I had known about it I would have been there and I’m 71.
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