Gate-Crashing 2.0: Who's Ready to Party?
Whenever you throw a party, your friends' friends' friends show up, and those guys bring along a few strangers. Fast-forward to 2am and cigarette ends are ground into the rug, crockery is smashed and there's a motorcycle at the bottom of the pool*.
So when someone uses MySpace to advertise their party, inevitably a larger degree of separation comes into play. The young hostess blames MySpace hackers, who allegedly changed the details of the party from "get-together" to "bender.
Hey, it could happen, but you'd think a MySpace user about to host an event would be keeping an eye on the posted event itself...
An English teenager whose house was trashed after she posted a party invite on MySpace has blamed computer hackers for the gatecrashing debacle.
A 17 year old from Houghton-le-Spring, near Sunderland, took advantage of her parents being away over Easter to invite a few friends – say 60, plus DJs – to an informal get together at the family home, according to reports.
Being a modern kind of a girl, she informed her friends via MySpace. Her page, which has now been removed, apparently warned potential attendees that booze would probably run out quick so “bring more drink” as well as “squirty cream”.
Well, it was inevitable…apparently coachloads of aimless youth turned up from as far away as London. Accoring to www.thisislondon.com, by the next morning gatecrashers had filled the bath with the family’s crockery, the shower with empty booze bottles, urinated on her mother’s wedding dress and dyed her younger brother’s clothes, which they’d deemed chavvy. Damage has been put at around £20,000.
(*I was at a party in high school where this happened)