Moon Over Amtrak Got City Officials Saying No to Crack

Moon Over Amtrak, an annual event in Laguna Niguel, California, where people expose their behinds to a passing Amtrak train, may be coming to and end. Tight-assed city officials are cracking down on the tradition:

The Saturday event, which local legend says began in 1979 when a patron at the Mugs Away Saloon offered to buy a drink for anyone who would moon a train from the Camino Capistrano road, brought between 8,000 to 10,000 people to the city's streets last year to drink alcohol and expose their rear ends to Amtrak trains, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

The city described its Amtrak mooning stance on its official Twitter feed by saying authorities are "saying 'NO' to crack."

To help discourage people from participating in the tradition, the City Council passed resolutions in March banning on-street parking in the area near the railroad tracks between Thursday and Sunday this week as well as public drinking and public urination. The city already has an ordinance banning public nudity.

Link (Photo via: Mooning Amtrak)

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The puns in your description are amazing, Alex.

Personally, I think it's a pretty cheeky move, given the economic gains, butt then again it's up to them, and they can stop it if they want. Kinda bums me out, though.
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Geez a golden opportunity to separate thousands of people from their money and pump it into the local economy and instead they decide to put a bullet into their foot. The smart thing to do would be to bring in security and charge people for parking. Maybe set up a little street market with food vendors or something. It wouldn't be Mardi Gras but it would have kept the activity corralled and some locals could have made some cash.
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