It’s Shorts Away To Passing Trains At Mug’s Away Saloon In Laguna Niguel
One of the silliest events ever created by guys in a bar is taking place on Saturday, July 11 in 2020.
It’s the annual Mooning Of the Amtrak and it’s just the title implies; people go out and moon the passing Amtrak trains. It started when a couple of guys – no doubt inspired by some liquid encouragement – decided to go out and moon the passing train. Well, one thing let to another and it eventually turned into an annual event the third Saturday of July.
The location is outside a dive bar, the Mug’s Away Saloon, in Laguna Niguel, CA. That’s south Orange County in Southern California.
Tho in 2020 it’s really just when people gather to keep up a tradition that was once so popular cars lined the street and people started arriving in RVs and making a day and night of it.
A few of years ago the OC Sheriff’s Department started a crackdown, as seems to be happening all over America (and especially in California, hey this USED to be a fun state!) because – OMG!!! – some people were drinking alcohol.
But hey, it’s just a silly salute to a passing train. And some on the train moon those lined up against the fence! This is enhances by the cut-loose atmosphere inside the Mug’s Away Saloon, where is all started 41 years ago.
The event runs all day and night on the 11th, so get down there and drop your drawers! And despite the temptation, do so in the direction of the train and not the OC sheriff’s office.