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.
Can you say "the decay of the United States of America"? And they all laugh as we slouch into Gomorrah day by day.
Oh, lighten up. Find things to laugh at everyday, lest you never find anything funny ever again.
You’re dead if you can’t laugh.
Go peddle it over at D.U. you would have more in common with them over there on this
I’ve posted pictures of a ? 20 year tradition and many of the mooners are waving at the Amtrak passengers.
Jeez, I’m a Texan, and I wish we could do something like this. Well, we actually do, we moon teams’ buses we’re about to compete against (football, track, baseball, basketball) as they pass us on the road or we pass them.
You are either a. unhinged, or b. unaware of this very American pastime.
I agree with you. Lousy juveniles! BTW, I just TP’d your house!
Not yer typical “Moons Over My Hammie” consumed at Denny’s,
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.
Conservatives Send People to the Moon; Liberals Send Moons to the People.
A bunch of a-holes.
It just boggles my mind that 8,000 people did this, that this is an event to do this type of "coming out" behavior.
Mooning someone you know and who knows you is one thing (vis a vis, an "inside joke"); mooning total strangers is indecent behavior.
But then I really must share my bias - I remember the advent of the "flashers": Naked men running across campus, or across a town. It just gave people more of an excuse to do "naked protests", naked "bicyclists for Piece", and making it harder to take children to events around the SF Bay Area, and because some stupid exhibitionist(s) was demanding all eyes be focused on them.
8,000 people mooning a train. Unbelievably dull and stupid.
While gas is high in price, more trains will be used to transport goods around and across America. This mooning thing is quite a handy tool for the "anti-Americans" to promote.
Really, the train should sport a banner which says: "Okay, whoop-de-doo, we've seen your faces, now show us your A**s." Enter stage left, the Democrats to protest any clampdown on the mooners' "freedom of speech".
Yes, give this matter just one thought, add some years' of experience, and this event is just unbelievably predictably stupid.
When I arrived in SF in 1965 and the Love Children were about, being topless, bralass, or nude -- I didn't see freedom, I saw exhibitionism.
And the more the liberals talked about "sexual freedom" the more I saw perversion, not freedom.
And the same perversion believers think they are on about "sexual freedom". They are not. They have sexual issues which they blame on "America". When the fact is, they are the "sexual problem" of America.
So, fast forward to hot-tub loving Marin County. It wasn't about the zen or sensuality of a good soak; it was about being "trendy" with one's naked body. Communal baths in Japan are for a very sane reason. Community "soaks" in America are for "diversity" in the pursuit of "trendy-ism".
Now that was a nasty crack.
and some here on FR would think this is GOOD>>>>out in public?????/
boy, you and me ruined this thread in NO TIME flat!! ;-)
this is not the America i want.
Look at those saps in the face and listen to them gurgling in drunk blissfulness. just wonderful. wonderfuly country, ain't it? god bless the Orange County sheriffs and other local law enforcement.
Egads, But the real question is... will Democrats "allow" this behavior but require a "carbon footprint" rating be slapped on the left cheek of 8000 mooners?
These folks are no different from a flasher in the park. Oh,wait, these folks are drunk ! Yeah, as funny as any other drunk. What’s next, public urination?
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....