Monday, May 05, 2008

Are we still in the 60's?

In Grayslake, Illinois the mayor cancelled a biker festival because they "got word" that two "rival gangs" were going to have a rumble.

I'm not a part of that culture, so someone clue me in: would a couple of 1% clubs REALLY rumble at a festival? Seems to me they'd be smarter than that.

Pizza review tonight!


Mr. Motorcycle said...

Hard to believe this kind of attitude still exists today.

I think it is more gang mentality, rather than motorcycle riding club mentality.

I don't get it.

Tinker said...

There are gangs that are professional thugs, Banditos in San Antonio and Hell's Angels in LA and else where, Canada seems to have a problem with them. They are a drug pipeline first, and foremost and do not tolerate competition on their turf.

People can't think rationally, when you mention either of those MCs.

Chuck said...

I don't know, man. The Sharks and the Jets are pretty scary. If they were going to rumble, then I think cancelling the show was the right thing to do. It's good that the cops know their limits and can admit when they're afraid.

Becky said...

Too bad the thug biker gangs still give the rest of us a bad reputation. We have the Bandidos here in Seattle and they are no joke. Murders, Meth, they do it all. I saw 'Ghost Rider' the day it came out and a whole group of Bandidos was in the front row to watch the movie. They were loud and roudy until the movie started. Then they were spellbound and became subdued throughout the show. They are losers of society just trying to get by the only way they know how.


mrs road captain said...

It is hard to beleive that anyone can be so ridiculous and petty. But the fact of the matter is that some people (and definitely some gangs) are. Officer Krupke made the right call cancelling the dance in the gym...for the safety of the general public. Sucks, but true.