[Saturday afternoon, of course, via EVG reader AS]
We'd like to forget all about SantaCon 2013. (Oh, but God, we can't — we see red Santa suits and hear Wooooooooo! every time we blink!)
However, there are several recappy type articles that, uh, recap what went on... like this one from The Wall Street Journal that provides some arrest numbers from the weekend.
Amazingly enough, per the article:
[T]he New York Police Department made no arrests, issued eight summonses for open alcohol containers and two summonses for disorderly conduct related to the event. Last year, police made one disorderly-conduct arrest, issued 73 open-container summonses and issued one other summons for public urination.
[Third Avenue and East 16th Street]
How about the subways and buses and stuff?
Metropolitan Transportation Authority police issued five summonses for disobeying the alcohol ban and three for disorderly conduct this weekend, an agency spokesman said.
So you see, it really was nothing. You SantaCon haters must just not like to have fun!
[Ducking and running from computer]
Oh, and as for the charitable portion of the event... because SantaCon stands for charity!
SantaCon participants donate money to charity, but organizers said they won't know how much they raised until later this week.
Also, as an act of kind public service, we'd like help reunite this potentially scorching SantaCon couple...
Spontaneity at SantaCon - w4m (East Village)
I was the girl with the three foot long santa hat who yelled "Hey, you wanna make out?" and you were Eric and said, "Me? Sure!"
Thanks for going along with it! It might ruin the perfect moment of spontaneity but I wouldn't hate getting to know you better because you were sweet and very cute.
If you remember this, I don't know, reply with my name or with what my friends were eating or something to prove you're the guy. Merry Santa Con!!
So, as SantaCon proves, "Hey, you wanna make out?" is a viable pickup line. Try it at your office holiday party. Or, better, standing in line at the post office! Anywhere!
BONUS QUESTION FOR COMMENTS:
Guess what her friends were eating! A chair from the Village Pourhouse? The soul of the East Village? So many choices!
Here's the alleged tug-of-love video in the Duane Reade entrance on Third Avenue and East 14th Street that people are referring to in the comments.