For those of you living outside of Scotland you will have missed most of the misplaced excitement which took place in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park on Royal Wedding Friday.
Apparently John Gardner and Robbie Seath, inspired by the nuptials of two complete strangers in fancy dress, decided to celebrate the occasion by inviting a few of their mates along for a piss up in the city’s Kelvingrove Park. They, like every other narcissist these days, publicly posted up their plans on social networking site Facebook and before long over 4,000 people turned up, with enough booze to anaesthetise Lindsay Lohan. Of course as there were no immediate distractions to divert the attentions of the drunken many, things quickly started to go pear shaped when the police turned up to move people on.
The Daily Record reports today that:
Bottles were hurled at police by drunken neds* in the 4000-strong crowd and mounted police were sent in to try to restore order. Eleven cops were injured and 21 people were arrested. It cost Glasgow City Council a fortune to clean up the park, and council sources told the Record Gardner and Seath are likely to be chased for around £40,000.
A taxi driver was also severely injured and is, according to local press, still critically ill in hospital.
You would think that would be that, what with the violence, public disorder and a 65 year-old man fighting for his life. But apparently not, as yet another unofficial piss up is currently being planned on Facebook courtesy of a William Brown who is organising a second gathering of mouth breathers in Kelvingrove Park, this time to celebrate the death of terrorist Osama Bin Laden, (at least he’s up with current affairs). In William’s own words: ‘He’s deed. Let’s all get pished in Kelvingrove. Invite your pals.’ Since we started typing this post 7,679 people had confirmed they would be attending La Grande Festival of Knuckle Draggers next Friday.
Maybe it’s because we view life with cynicism from the deck of our glorious vessel, but we really are truly failing as a species.
* Non-Educated Delinquents.
UPDATE: Apparently this Facebook page has since been deleted.