Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Can we dispense with the puritanical tsk-tsking about the couple who were schtupping/lapdancing at the Motley Crue concert? I mean, it's a Motley Crue concert. What do you expect? Hasn't anyone read The Dirt?
Can we also dispense with the low-grade criticism of MTS security for not calling the cops to report an illegal incident of public indecency?
First, arena spokesman Scott Brown said no one complained at the time about the raunchy behaviour and no one has complained since. Instead, everyone whipped out their cell phone cameras and enjoyed the brief show.
Second, if the MTS security guys called the cops on every illegal act perpetrated at a metal concert, every police officer would be knee deep in paperwork for minor drug possession, drunk-and-disorderlies, push-and-shoves, the works.
Escorting the couple from the building in a professional manner was a perfectly adequate response to a situation that hurt no one except the poor lady whose bare butt and bad bleach job are now immortalized forever on YouTube.
About Mary Agnes Welch
Mary Agnes Welch joined the Free Press in 2002, first as a general assignment reporter and then covering city hall and the Manitoba legislature before moving to her current post as public policy reporter.
Before Winnipeg, she worked at the Windsor Star and the Odessa American, a small daily newspaper in West Texas. There, in addition to covering more than 20 counties, she took high school football scores from coaches all over West Texas by phone every Friday night.
Mary Agnes is a graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, has won several Western Ontario Newspaper Awards and has been part of two teams of reporters nominated for a Michener Award. In 2011, she was nominated for a National Newspaper Award in the beat category. She is also the former national president of the Canadian Association of Journalists.
She once misspelled "Shih Tzu" in the paper and received 37 emails from angry dog-owners.
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