Years ago I went to see Romeo+Juliet for the hundredth time at Movies 8. I was accompanied by Melanee and Melanie, and maybe a roommate or two. We were super excited about seeing the movie (again.) Baz Luhrman was the voice of our generation. While we watched the movie, in heart with Leo (before all the Titanic business made him unpalatable,) we were annoyed by Four Rows Ahead and to the Side.
Four Rows Ahead and to the Side were being most rude. Guffawing, talking, and generally behaving in an unruly fashion. I’m pretty sure I was the first one to tell them to shut up. I’m pretty sure it was Melanee who tossed the first piece of popcorn at them (milk dud?) I mean the nerve! We paid a whole dollar to see this movie and never you mind the repeat viewing; we were putting up for the whole theater at this point. Four Rows Ahead and to the Side wouldn’t stop. Finally, we just gave up and decided to let it go.
When the credits started to roll, a girl came barreling towards my little group from four rows ahead and to the side; long dark Santaquin-y curly hair and a mean snarl. It was obvious that there had been some drinking along with their tomfoolery. She started to get all up in our respective grills about our polite requests to pipe down (well, polite until the popcorn/milk duds started flying.) I, never one to back down from a verbal tussle, answered her grammatically questionable challenges point by point. Melanee, never one to step off (she ain’t no hollaback girl!) raised the heat with some serious challenges of her own (you can take the punk rocker out of Vegas...)
Santaquin reared back and started throwing punches. I took one sock in the head, another landed on other Melanie, who had been relatively calm through the whole situation, and the rest landed indiscriminately. I think we reached Melanee before she answered that threat (‘cause that girl could throw down.) Melanie, The Peacemaker, hustled us all out the door before management arrived.
And that’s the time I got into a fist fight at Movies 8.
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Posted by Carina at 1/25/2006 05:06:00 PM