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- May 29th, 2012
(12:16:41 PM) squishybogslug: I almost got into a fight with some young rich bros on Saturday night at the sci-fi con I was at.
(12:18:33 PM) CandiruLove: =-O
(12:18:37 PM) CandiruLove: what happened and in what context
(12:18:41 PM) CandiruLove: THIS IS STORY WORTHY
(12:18:46 PM) CandiruLove: *sits down with peanuts*
(12:19:33 PM) squishybogslug: We were working Baycon, a scifi/fantasy con at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara (Silicon Valley area).
(12:20:30 PM) squishybogslug: Four day long con... on Saturday night, another event intersected with us -- The Assyrian Group, an organization for Syrian Christians trying to keep their culture and language alive, was having a big shindig in a ballroom of the attached convention center.
(12:20:58 PM) squishybogslug: The bar was in the hotel, so our two groups mixed. Most of them were well behaved, but a number of the young men were complete douchebags.
(12:21:35 PM) squishybogslug: And they were all dressed like Kardashians... we kept calling them the Jersey Shore LARP or Kardashian cosplayers.
(12:22:02 PM) squishybogslug: Apparently some of them were groping costumed women from our group in the bar area, which is, I'm told, frowned upon.
(12:22:31 PM) squishybogslug: Well Kim and I were at the Sci-fi Burlesque show they were performing, and we'd started to get, uh, frisky, so we decided to go up to our room.
(12:23:41 PM) squishybogslug: In the foyer by the elevators there was a young douchey little bro who was dressed like a Toyota salesman having a tense argument with another guy from the Assyrian group. They were surrounded by nervous girls who looked like they all bought they're cocktail dresses at the same place.
(12:23:46 PM) squishybogslug: *their
(12:24:52 PM) squishybogslug: they got on an elevator, then we got on another one. When I got up to the fourth floor, I saw them getting into it with one of our musicians, who'd been woken up by them yelling at each other. She was like 5 foot nothing and there were three big lads towering over her, saying nasty shit and telling her to go back to bed.
(12:25:52 PM) squishybogslug: So I stood there to make sure nothing bad happened, but they started walking off before that. The lady they were threatening called on of them a bitch, they turned back and hurled some more insulted as they were walking away. The lady went back into her room and I turned to leave, but I made sure they heard me say "fucking douchebags".
(12:26:35 PM) squishybogslug: That pissed the toyota salesman with his faux hawk off, so he came back as I was walking back and yelled something like "fuck you you harry potter muthafucker! fucking world of warcraft, star wars, blahblahblah"
(12:26:52 PM) squishybogslug: I yelled back "Harry Potter would kicked *your* ass, little boy"
(12:27:40 PM) squishybogslug: He comes back around the corner and stands at the opposite end and its suddenly junior high school again. "You wanna go, bro?!" he yells. "you wanna get your ass kicked? I'll fuck you up, Harry Potter."
(12:28:43 PM) squishybogslug: Now... in retrospect, I wish I had said something like "Oh, fuck off, Malfoy", but what I did was make a big, mocking show of throwing my hands up and saying, childishly, "Oh NO! I'm gonna get my ass kicked!!! Whatever shall I do?!!! Oh, please, someone save me from this douchebag! I'm soooo scared!!!"
(12:30:00 PM) squishybogslug: By this time, Kim was annoyed and was like "Get inside the room, Dan, please". So I went to the door, giggling, while the guy ran down the hall towards me. Our door was around the corner, we got inside just as he made it to us, and he started kicking the door and yelling. So I gave a loud, Nelson-style "HAW HAW" through the door and called security.
(12:30:30 PM) squishybogslug: I had security busting up laughing when I told them the story.
(12:30:49 PM) CandiruLove: please post this story someplace.
(12:32:37 PM) squishybogslug: Can't put it on my facebook... maybe my old LJ.
(12:32:41 PM) CandiruLove: preferably on the assyrian association website.