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Moore's cancels 'Girls Gone Wild'

Friday, April 9, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- Moore's Bar has announced they have canceled the "Girls Gone Wild" event scheduled for April 21.

"We have canceled the 'Girls Gone Wild' event. This is due to negative authority pressure. We are sorry to tell everybody who was looking forward to this event," said a statement on the Moore's Bar Facebook page.

City police chief Tom Sutherlin spoke to the Banner Graphic earlier this week about the event.

He said that Indiana Excise would be inside the bar checking identification and his concern would be with crowd control outside the bar.

Putnam County Fire Marshal John McPherson said Moore's was required by Indiana law to apply for a special entertainment permit and they had done so.

The occupancy for the bar is set at 70 people.

A group of ministers were also concerned with the proposed event and had banded together, not only planning on letting their congregations know their concerns, but also by contacting the Mayor's office.

"We gathered together and the first thing we did was talk to the Mayor. But these people had dotted their i's and crossed their t's," said St. Andrew Episcopalian Minister Bill Wieland.

"Unless there was a disturbance of some type, there was nothing they could do. The next step we were prepared to take was writing a letter to the editor at the Banner Graphic. We were also prepared to let the owners and sponsors of the event know that we didn't think this was a great idea," continued Wieland.

DePauw University also expressed some concern about the event, even though it was not a school event.

An editorial in The DePauw stated, "DePauw is known primarily for its success as an academic institution, but apparently 'Girls Gone Wild' thinks otherwise," it said.

The editorial continued, "If 'Girls Gone Wild' is coming, it is because they expect Moore's Bar to be populated by DePauw students. This is Greencastle, Ind. Not Cancun, not Panama City, Fla., not even Bloomington, Ind. whatever they expect to find here, they're expecting to find from us. Considering what they look for, we should all feel a bit uneasy."

And the editorial ended, "We certainly are not trashing our party scene, really. Most of us like that DePauw can get crazy and have a good time. But 'Girls Gone Wild' crazy? We kind of hope not, but we will certainly see."

The "Girls Gone Wild" franchise is a video series produced by Joe Francis and Mantra Films. Cameras follow young women into bars and clubs and offer them franchise clothing if they expose their body on camera or engage in sexual activity on film. The tour group crosses the country attending over 400 live events a year.

It will not be coming to Greencastle on April 21.

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Negative AUTHORITY pressure? DePauw has more power then I ever thought. Glad this is over with. We didn't need trash like that in our community, people only would have gotten hurt over this, mentally and physically.

-- Posted by mad-mom on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 7:13 AM

Folded under pressure.

-- Posted by chiller on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 7:56 AM

Its good they canceled, it would have been a wasted trip. DePauw students go to the Duck if they want a drink. Moores is more of a "townie" bar anyways, unless the content of the videos shifts to people who are over 20. Going to the number 15th party school in Indiana is like going to the 15th best heart surgery.

-- Posted by hoosierloser on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 8:03 AM

Negative authority pressure?? Sounds like they were looking for a way out and it's easier to blame someone else rather than admit something was a bad idea and might cost them patrons in the long run. However it was good for some regional free advertising.

-- Posted by hoosierpete on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 8:15 AM

In case people haven't noticed, we HAVE trash like this already living in Putnam County!

-- Posted by indianaresident on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 8:30 AM

@Judge180, actually, and unfortunately, in 2009 DePauw was ranked #15 in the NATION for Party Schools by the Princeton Review, not #15 in the state. As well, in 2008 they were #1 for Beer Consumption. Several years back they beat out all of the schools for the #1 title of Party School. This is putting DePauw up against schools such as Penn State, Univ. of Florida, IU, and Univ. of Tennessee. Not exactly something to brag about, though the students seem to disagree...

-- Posted by snowboardermom on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 9:02 AM

Moore's didn't have to host the tour if they didn't want to to begin with. I guess public pressure over the possibility of money from the producers to host it was overwhelming. The locals will still be here long after the producers have come and went. In the long run, this is a very good move for Moore's.

-- Posted by purple_heat on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 9:49 AM

I guess I'll have to cancel my "Bikes Gone Wild" sale I was going to have on the same day...

-- Posted by PlatyPius on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 11:11 AM

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this was more of an advertising bit for Moores. Because probably as many people commented on the other article, maybe had never heard of Moores, and it attracts a lot of outside attention. I bet if you go to Moores on the 21st, there will be more people than are usually there.

-- Posted by JustinH on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 12:24 PM

Well if some certain people wouldnt lie about speaking with the owner of the bar than it probably wouldnt have been this bad i have you know there are more college kids that come into moore's than regualrs so to your comment maybe if you had a life youd know this they did not crack under pressure she really could care less what anybodt thinks she just decided not to so get over yourself none of you nor any of the reporters from the banner made any diff you just wasted your time obviously you never spoke to the bar owner like you said because you was still taking a poll of who liked it and who didnt until you looked on face book oh and did you realize how many people was friends with moores on there ya so who laughing at who now!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by Angel6019 on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 12:35 PM


Would it kill ya to use a period or comma every now and then?

-- Posted by localman on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 12:49 PM

Anyone got a Link to their Facebook Page?

-- Posted by Afghan Contractor on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 1:11 PM

I wouldn't have wanted to see the girls that did show up there from Putnam County...

everythings is hd now too...

oh god how mortifying this would've been

-- Posted by Apollo13 on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 1:49 PM

Well Greencastle the weman has spoken ! They won ! Male dancer's can come to the town and have done so several time's But no girl gone wild in Greencastle. MAN UP !!!!!

-- Posted by nova5080 on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 1:51 PM

whatever happened to not judging or casting stones? Talk about trash being brought to greencastle, what about the porn queen brought to depauw a couple of years ago, nobody said anything about that, including the churches.

-- Posted by happyface on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 2:01 PM

I have to say I am glad to see there is not going to be "Girl's Gone Wild" in Greencastle. Society has enough to worry about with our teenage girls and we do not need a perv with a record running around filming our kids. Why is this guy allowed to continue doing this is my question...HMMMMMM!

-- Posted by RDALERESIDENT on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 2:19 PM

I am very glad that DePauw, area churches, and the mayor and powers that be, had the courage to speak up against this program taking place. I would also thank the owners of Moores for canceling this event. This is not the kind of event Greencastle wants or needs.

-- Posted by ursula on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 2:20 PM

Really well i have you know i am a very proff person. I just say what i have to say then post. Once again none of you on here have a life!!! All you have to say is i forgot to put periods here and there. But yet you didn't have anything to say about my actual post. Ha i see the brain mentality alright and you rank right up there with the worst of them. So in closing get a life and next time you want to venture out, drive by Moore's Bar i can almost bet the place is pack of college students.

You know it's funny how they put in the paper that it was cancelled but yet they forgot to add the last part. How they never interviewed the bar owner. Hummm kinda funny. And the only way they known that it was cancelled is looking on Facebook. Pretty unprofessional if you ask me. Why doesn't somebody from the banner man up and go actually interview the bar owner? Oh that's right i forgot the only thing you'll can do is sit on here and make your rude comments my apologies......

-- Posted by Angel6019 on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 3:37 PM

Wow. I no longer live in Greencastle, and let me say, that is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I actually moved because the school system was ABUSING my 6 year old son. I wrote the mayor, the paper in Greencastle and Cloverdale, and nothing. I guess I should have called the police or went to a church. If you think that GGW is the worst thing to come to this town, go to school with your children. They have no choice but to go to school. The people at the bar have that choice, they are adults, and they have the right. Put your priorities in place, Greencastle, and get off the back of people trying to make money in a society that has none to offer.

-- Posted by purplemonkey on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 3:52 PM

Depauw is NOT a partying school/college by any means. I bet most Depauw students have never seen a keg or even know how to tap one.

-- Posted by Harmony Church on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 4:48 PM

You really think that DePauw kids are that naive? Give me a break. I live close to campus and I can hear them partying all the time. For the general discussion, I do feel that it was a good idea to cancel. There are other things that chould be better publicized than girls going around showing their tata's.

-- Posted by NotreDameFan01 on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 6:00 PM


-- Posted by Angel6019 on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 6:19 PM



-- Posted by Angel6019 on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 6:22 PM


-- Posted by Michele1953 on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 6:33 PM

Tarnish their reputation?

Look around, that has been tarnished for quite some time now.

-- Posted by ProblemTransmission on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 7:14 PM

On a lighter note. The old Rockhouse/Cavern Club reopened last Thursday with new owners and is called Hoods & Capers. They're only open as a bar right now, but their full food menu will drop in 2 weeks. Chicago style food for anyone who was wondering.

If anyone swung by last week, they may have noticed the line of people outside the door and wrapped around the block, having to turn people away because it was so busy.

Look on the bright side folks, there's a new drinking hole in town looking to provide a good drinks and quality food for all.

-- Posted by hollerandswaller on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 7:27 PM

If you honestly think that college kids dont go to moores you are an idiot, the duck sucks. last weekend moores was packed from end to end with pinhead college kids...... like i said theres a place west of town where girls dance naked for a crowd every weekend, and people pay to see it and they pay for drinks, nobody ever gets killed, no kids are ever exploited just a private undocumented bar that makes good money. so get over it, it already goes on you idiots! maybe if youre lucky you will get an invite someday. lol you idiots LOL!!!!!!!!

-- Posted by the truth be told on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 8:44 PM

Another reason why Greencastle sucks!

-- Posted by 1stamendrights on Sat, Apr 10, 2010, at 11:00 AM

CAPS LOCK is cruise control for cool...

-- Posted by PlatyPius on Sat, Apr 10, 2010, at 11:16 AM

@Harmony Church - Seriously?!?! Spend 30 seconds in any class, restroom, or dining/coffee area on DePauw's campus where 2 or more students are gathered and listen to their conversation. THEN tell me DePauw is not actually a party school....

-- Posted by snowboardermom on Sat, Apr 10, 2010, at 5:26 PM

Thank God somebody was able to stop any money from coming to town. Just when we thought the smoking ban was going to shut down every eatery and tavern, someone goes and sponsors an event that might attract money from nonsmoking college kids... If we're not careful, the local economy might recover.

Still waiting for my copy of "Law Enforcement Gone Wild" sponsored by the bowling alley.

-- Posted by westforty on Sat, Apr 10, 2010, at 9:02 PM

It should be "okay" for Moore's to do it just because "it's already going on"? Moore's did the right thing cancelling this pornography! Women are being exploited all around (on TV, in magazines, etc). We DON'T need any more of a bad thing! And by the way, I personally don't feel it's okay for women to exploit men either!

Moore's is in business to make a buck (just like everyone else is), and are going to put out what they think people want. Praise the Lord, some people in Greencastle had the courage to step up and speak out!

Pam Posthauer

-- Posted by missp on Sat, Apr 10, 2010, at 9:03 PM

A GGW night in a place that holds only 70 people? HA, that would have been a disaster.

-- Posted by iumcrn on Sun, Apr 11, 2010, at 9:39 PM

You people amaze me WOW THE WHOLE BAR WAS PACKED OF COLLEGE KIDS THIS WEEKEND so in closing i give a toast to Moore's Bar and there will be something good on april 21st stay tuned......

-- Posted by Angel6019 on Mon, Apr 12, 2010, at 12:19 AM

I am very glad that DePauw, area churches, and the mayor and powers that be, had the courage to speak up against this program taking place. I would also thank the owners of Moores for canceling this event. This is not the kind of event Greencastle wants or needs.

-- Posted by ursula on Fri, Apr 9, 2010, at 2:20 PM

I am new to this commenting on an article thing, but I just thought that this comment was something that I should comment on. If you think that ggw was such a bad thing what about all of the times that Toppers has had the male review come into town and nobody has said or done anything about this. What is the difference between that and this? If anyone can answer this let me know.

-- Posted by hspeople on Mon, Apr 12, 2010, at 11:25 AM

hspeople - I'm not sure if it was in the paper or not, but that may be the difference here. The Banner covered this whole GGW thing, whereas what you are speaking of I hadn't heard of (doesn't mean it wasn't in the paper). Just like someone's comment above about a porn star coming to DePauw... first I had heard of it myself, so if it's not publically displayed then many are just ignorant to it.

neverends - do you own Moore's bar? Or have a vested interest? You seem to be a pretty big fan, just curious.

-- Posted by MsBehaving on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 9:53 AM

No i do not own moore's bar. I just don't like liars and hypocrites which this town is full of. The banner never spoke with the bar owner and the reason it irritates me soo much is because what else do they lie about im sure alot but anyways this will be my last post on here as i have gotten on with my life and everyone just needs to leave this alone you know if moore's is such a bad place answer me this how come it has been here and opened for 65 yrs answer me that one no wait i dont care what your answer is or anybody else's answer. so in closing have fun complaing about everything on here instead of dealing with the important issues this town needs to address i bid you ado to all!!!!!!

-- Posted by Angel6019 on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 3:13 AM

Your last post on here? I have a feeling you like to get the last word... so if not here, then probably on another article. And for your "get a life" campaign, how much time do you spend on this website anyway? I see you posting all over the place. At least now I understand your alias.

-- Posted by MsBehaving on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 7:43 AM

As a former Putnam County resident, I am glad to see members of the community came together to voice their opposition to GGW. That is not the kind of publicity any current or former resident wants for their hometown.

I'm in the same boat as MsBehaving, I didn't know that male reviews came to Toppers. Honestly, I don't like the thought of either one of these tours coming to Greencastle. hspeople was asking what the difference was between the two and the answer is simple. The male review is closed circuit--only those in attendance know what happened. Girls Gone Wild is available to all who want to purchase the video (which is a large number considering the show's popularity). There will always be a record of the girls who participated in the filming and Greencastle will have the stigma of being the city where those girls reside.

neverends, you are the least "proff" person to comment on this story. Yes, the Banner didn't go directly to one of the sources. They have misprinted, misquoted, and mixed up facts in several stories. They're not perfect, but they're doing the best they can to get you, the reader, as much information as possible in a timely manner. Before you make another post, perhaps you should brush up on your grammar and punctuation skills. Besides the obvious lack of punctuation, subject-verb agreement would be another topic worth studying.

-- Posted by DamnYankee on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 3:57 PM

I'll be honest... I find the discussion boards to be far more interesting than any of the actual stories. The comedy (much like that persons screen name and mouth) 'never ends'.

-- Posted by those.in.glass.houses on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 4:53 PM

I think it's funny how some people think DePauw students are so perfect and don't party. That's what's wrong with this town, the people that live here are pretty much over ruled by DePauw students. They come here and think they own this town. I lived one street away from campus and heard parties, and now I live right up the street from toppers and can sit on the front porch and watch DePauw students (girls and guys) walk up the street so loud and drunk that some of the guys will stand at a tree and piss and the some of the girls will even pull down their pants or hike up their skirts and squat down in the grass right out in the open to piss where anyone around can see. GGW being canceled doesn't bother me either way but really what's the difference in me sitting on my front porch and having to see them do the things they do and them showing it on GGW? IF you think DePauw students don't party....well you better wake up and open your eyes.

-- Posted by nefarious on Fri, Apr 16, 2010, at 11:00 PM

I think it's funny that some people don't think that Depauw is a party school. Well I worked a local bar for almost two years and trust me those Depauw kids knew what a keg was and how to work one. No complaints here they tipped really well!

-- Posted by Apple321 on Wed, Apr 21, 2010, at 6:49 PM

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