Santa needs some sophisticated adult entertainment!
December 14, 2002 10:13 PM   Subscribe

Santa Rampage! Last weekend a horde of Santa's wreaked havoc on Washington DC's clubs, bars and adult establishments. Amazingly only one santa was decked in the entire evening.
posted by cpfeifer (20 comments total)
 
I'm in NYC and a few hours ago a screaming band of about 20 Santas were marching down 5th Avenue hollering and generally disturbing people. I am very happy that I can now go to sleep after reading this, since I now have somewhat of an answer as to why it happened.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:27 PM on December 14, 2002


Oh, and did anyone else catch the line "retired professional dominatrix?" Does that have a good pension plan?
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 10:30 PM on December 14, 2002


Visuals and more about this annual rampage can be found at Santarchy, just one of the many fine activities hosted by the inimitable Cacophony Society.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:30 PM on December 14, 2002


This is hysterical. "Santa needs some sophisticated adult entertainment." Ha!

This is the funniest thing I've seen on MeFi since ... uhhhh .... last week.
posted by chipr at 10:41 PM on December 14, 2002


In case we're ever forced to take sides, for the record, I'm with the santas on this one.
posted by jonson at 10:46 PM on December 14, 2002


So that's where this episode came from.

(Episode 23)
posted by eateneye at 10:57 PM on December 14, 2002


That's what I love about DC, all the random semi-organized stuff that happens. Earlier this year they had the annual drag races, which aren't what you think.
posted by cpfeifer at 11:05 PM on December 14, 2002


I've participated in SF in the past, and you wouldn't believe the attention that you get from cops just for wearing a shabby Santa suit.
posted by 2sheets at 11:51 PM on December 14, 2002


Amazingly only one santa was decked in the entire evening.

That's because you're supposed to deck the halls, not santa. (rimshot)
posted by jaden at 12:18 AM on December 15, 2002


we had one here in Seattle too.
posted by jessamyn at 1:43 AM on December 15, 2002


Good plan for a theme party.
If your lucky it could be the start of a mini riot - depending on the size of the gathering.
posted by lightweight at 2:54 AM on December 15, 2002


Sounds like something inspired by "Le Père Noel est une Ordure" (roughly, "Santa Claus is a Piece of Shit"), an incredibly well-known cult comedy in France.
posted by fuzz at 6:29 AM on December 15, 2002


One of the Santa's quoted as saying, "It's just a bunch of idiots in Santa suits." I would suggest revising this to "drunken idiots". These are the same guys who attend NFL games dressed like drunken idiot mascots.
posted by treywhit at 7:05 AM on December 15, 2002


One of the Santa's quoted as saying, "It's just a bunch of idiots in Santa suits." I would suggest revising this to "drunken idiots". These are the same guys who attend NFL games dressed like drunken idiot mascots.

really? are these the same santas who meet up on Ave A and ride bikes (bicycles) around the city, and protest consumerism? Or did it maybe begin that way and over the years spread, and spread thin, until it's now just a party... Well, the NY santas on bicycles made me happy. I just went & did a search for them and they're not showing, though - did I make the whole thing up?
posted by mdn at 7:35 AM on December 15, 2002


These are the same guys who attend NFL games dressed like drunken idiot mascots.

Wow. You could not be more wrong.

I mean, theoretically, you could be, and you may even prove me incorrect here, but I don't think that my poor heart could handle the shock.
posted by majcher at 9:16 AM on December 15, 2002


That's what I love about DC, all the random semi-organized stuff that happens.

That must be why it was invented in San Francisco.

an incredibly well-known cult comedy

Still trying to come to grips with this concept. Is this like "jumbo shrimp"?
posted by jjg at 9:32 AM on December 15, 2002


God damn it. I always hear about about things like this the day after they occur.

Ah well, there's always next year.
posted by skryche at 12:13 PM on December 15, 2002


This article refers to Santacon or Santarchy, a yearly event put on by the Cacophony Society, a group devoted to pranksterism & anti-consumerism. There's also a link between Santacon & Burning Man. Read the police report of the first Santacon, in San Francisco. Check out photos of past Santacons around the U.S. & Canada here.
posted by F4B2 at 10:10 PM on December 15, 2002


Apologies everyone for my last duplicate link -- I just realized Madamjujujive has already provided you with excellent information above about Santacon & the wonderful Cacophony Society. So if you see a posse of drunken Santas coming down the main street of your city, at least you'll be prepared!
posted by F4B2 at 10:15 PM on December 15, 2002


These are the same guys who attend NFL games dressed like drunken idiot mascots.

Then it must be a completely different event than the apparently indistinguishable Santa rampage that happened a week or two ago here in Seattle, which was composed mostly of burners, techies, and other creatively irreverent people.
posted by Mars Saxman at 10:43 PM on December 15, 2002


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