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.
Orange County is largely, majorly "conservative" and votes Republican. Maybe these mooners are "conservatives" in post or moon only. Maybe the mooners came by train to the bar from liberal areas JUST to give Republicans and conservatives a bad name.
But I do admit, this mooning behavior is one I find thoroughly anal retentive. Drunk or not. Figuratively and literally. lol.
Get drunk, show off your naked butt. Wow, so fun. Really a hoot. I bet the toilet is feeling jealousy. The shower and bath are stress free. The underwear and panties feel the boot of oppression and tyranny off their waistbands for the mome. Every pair of Levi's are shouting "freedom, Freedom!" The bed sheets are breathing cleaner air for the mome.
And the train riders, well, oh yeah, who cares about them.
And the bar's 5 urinals in the men's room, and the 3 stalls in the women's room, never have overflow "issues".
I take it you’re proud of this.
LOL. Early teen girls are not gonna lift their shirts at a passing train. This is clearly 20-something behavior, with a heapin’ helpin’ of hooch.
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The first Roadrunner to Santa Fe needs this on La Bajada.
I say we wait until next summer solstice. It will be too cold in January.
True, I have no desire to impersonate a brass monkey.
Wish I’d have been there. Nothing like showing ones’ appreciation for the prudent use of our tax dollars in an appropriate manner.
I saw at least one "mooner" that I'd like to have been on top of...
errr, never mind....
I was there I doet every year i give them a good show