Joe and I recently visited San Antonio for a few hours, with our friends Norm and Sam. Norm really wanted to see the Alamo, so we did some research to find out exactly where it was (Joe and I hadn’t been in YEARS), parking, what was around it, what its hours were, etc. Me, being me, also looked for the more “interesting” stuff about the location. The oddest one I could find in the 20th century was when Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for peeing on the Alamo’s Cenopath (if you don’t know the end of the story, he went to jail for the day, his bond was paid, and he was banned from ever playing in San Antonio again….until 1992, when he made a public apology and a $10K donation to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the organization that maintains the Alamo’s grounds), which I knew about, but not in SO MUCH DETAIL, LOLOL!
But some guy in the 21st century has to say “Hold my beer” and in May, 2018, decided to be a streaker at the Alamo. Because if anything usurps a very drunk rock star (wearing a dress, no less) peeing on a monument erected in honor of those who died at the Alamo, it’s a guy running naked in front of one of Texas’ most historical and sacred sites.
He starts off being shirtless as he pushes a baby carriage (it doesn’t look like there’s a baby in the carriage). After walking further away to, I assume, remove his lower body clothing, he starts running towards the Alamo (still with the baby carriage), naked as the day he was born. An Alamo Ranger and a couple of bystanders take him down and later in in the video you can see the rangers cover him over with a sheet and eventually get some pants back on him before arresting him for disorderly conduct. Take a look (this particular video censors all the naughty bits):
Bravery? Stupidity? Making a stand? Mental illness? Who knows? Whatever the case, I bet the streaker still won’t get artwork of a life-sized wax statue of the singer attached to a motion detector that caused it to “urinate” on the wall when visitors approached. Because…Ozzy. And art. And the Alamo.
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