Last weekend marked, once again, the second Saturday of July.
What's so special about the second Saturday of July?
Well, for 31 years it has been an Orange County tradition to moon the passing trains on that day each year. The event is called Mooning Amtrak.
Two years ago, over 8,000 people showed up for train mooning and the city of Laguna Niguel, where mooning the train takes place, freaked the hell out. As a result, last year the city paid an exorbitant amount of money on scare tactic publicity and for a ridiculous, overwhelming, police presence to discourage mooners from showing up.
Apparently Laguna Niguel is getting what they want. This year only about 100 people came to moon the trains and there were more police "monitoring the crowd" than there were mooners.
It really pissed me off.
Train mooning is harmless fun and a thirty one year tradition. It's also, in my opinion, a dying tradition. The police ticket and/or arrest people for drinking in public or frontal nudity and traffic infractions. The police do let people moon unharrassed, but their very presence scares people away.
Boo hiss Laguna Niguel!
Mooning takes place each year across the street from Mugs Away Saloon. (The saloon does not sponsor the mooning in any way.)
Mugs Away Saloon is not a classy bar. Let's take a closer look at the sign they have posted outside their front door.
Last year I walked into the saloon during train mooning, but it was so crowded I walked right out. This year I walked in, looked around at the photos of tits and nude women on the wall and …? Walked right out once again.
To be honest, I was afraid to touch anything in the saloon. It's the type of place that makes most biker bars look like the Ritz Carlton.
These are my friends D1 and D2 who accompanied me to Mooning Amtrak. They're pointing out their asses because they're afraid we might not notice them otherwise.
Have I ever mentioned what great girlfriends I have? I don't like most women as much as as I like most men, but the women I do like? Are pure awesome!
Most of the people at Mooning Amtrak are very nice and just regular, every day, folks.
However, there are always a few people thrown in who make you wonder, WTF? For instance, this time there was a guy who was very, very, serious about his mooning. It seemed like, perhaps, he just liked to have his pants off a lot. I nicknamed him Stroker.
Some of you don't come to visit on weekends and might have missed this photo which I also posted yesterday:
Cross body purses make my boobs look big.
Oh wait ….
My boobs ARE big!
A few of you have asked me for online links of the interview and to be honest, I'm not sure where it appeared. I do know ABC was supposed to be one of the stations receiving the feed. I also know it was out there internationally because Twenty Four At Heart has been going absolutely crazy with insane amounts of traffic since the interview. (A lot of that traffic has been from within the United States but a ton of it has been from outside of the country as well.) Also, I've heard from some of my readers in various cities around the world saying they saw me on TV.
I also appear in one interview done by the local Orange County Register. If you click on this link, you will see the article the Register wrote about train mooning. At the end of the article, they have a video I appear in, briefly, which you can click on. It's really not a big deal, but as I said – I don't know where to find the links to the other coverage.
Will I go moon the train again? Probably not unless the event is resurrected to its previous glory. I might, however, stop by to take a few photos again next year.
Did I mention …
Boo! Hiss! Laguna Niguel!
Shame on you for ruining some harmless fun and a long time OC tradition!
By the way, just so you get a feel for how conservative many OC people are, I've copied two of the comments the OC Register received on their mooning article for you to read:
1. All these people should be arrested for indescent exposure and lewd conduct….If children were also present, they should be charged with child abuse and sexual assault…..Since the gay movement is on the rise, the buttocks area is now a sexual organ and this is why these people should be charged with sex crimes. These people are the same kind of mentality that say being gay is normal…..They are all immoral people and sinners and should be arrested for sex crimes
2. These people are disgusting!
And for the OCR to promote their disrespectful behavior, foisting their indecent exposure onto others is wrong. Why the double standard allowing them to do it when it is actually illegal to bare your privates. Absolutely sure a few go-nads and V-g's are visible from behind! I have NO RESPECT for these people who show no respect for perfect strangers. How arrogant.
Good God, I'm surrounded by Puritans! (Puritans on one side and Money Town Swingers on the other!)
Did you notice, along with their close minded attitudes, Puritan-types don't seem to have a very good grasp of basic spelling, grammar and/or punctuation?
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