OK, so let’s assume there is an event you really want to see and a week before its launch, its unexplainable canceled. Do you:

A) Send the organizers a letter complaining and try to find something else to do on that day.
or
B) Gather a mob through Facebook to meet at a store sponsoring the event and trash it.

Well, guess which option was chosen  in Australia:

Hundreds of revheads trashed a Bob Jane T-marts store and brought the Princes Highway in Oakleigh to a standstill for hours last night.
[…]
The commotion started after the EasterNats race meet at Calder Park Raceway was cancelled earlier this week, and the crowds last night decided to vent their anger on the sponsor’s store, on the corner of Princes Highway and Warrigal Rd.

So how bad was the rioting? Take a look for yourself:

Damage done to a Victorian Bob Jane T-Marts store after hoons ransacked the shop in protest of the cancellation of a race meet. Picture: Darren Tindale

Damage done to a Victorian Bob Jane T-Marts store after hoons ransacked the shop in protest of the cancellation of a race meet. Picture: Darren Tindale

Unfortunately though, by-standers were also caught up in the commotion:

Murrumbeena resident Cheryl, who was driving her 16-year-old son Jake home from a basketball game, took shelter in the nearby KFC and said she was too scared to leave for an hour.
“It was like something from Beirut,” she said.

Another unfortunate thing is that I do not have much to go one to send Cheryl a Looks Like Beirut Certificate, so Cheryl with a 16-year old son who lives in Murrumbeena, Victoria, if you would like to receive your certificate, just email me your address at (jad at jadaoun dot com).

I would also like to thank Stuart who sent me the link to the article. If you would like to contribute to the Looks Like Beirut Awards, just send me a mail (jad at jadaoun dot com).