People Share The Fastest Way They Have Seen A Happy Crowd Turn Sour
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How rare is it nowadays to see someone get booed off a stage (and I don't mean "BOO-URNS")?

Believe it or not, it still happens in many different situations.

Watching an excited crowd turn sour is a fascinating social event, and these Redditors witnessed some of the best.

Redditor A-random-Person123 asked:

"What is the fastest way a room of happy people turned sour you've witnessed?"


"When I was a kid, there were about 6/8 families in our area who were a good group of friends."

"Regular holidays together, kids all close friends too and in the same classes at school etc."

"The backstory was that one of the families kept noticing money going missing from a drawer in the master bedroom."

"They had an older son who was getting the blame but was denying it."

"Fast forward a few weeks and it's their younger kid's birthday, and everyone is at their house."

"Usual script was the kids party would be late afternoon, then in the evening the kids would end up playing games in some bedroom as the adults had a few drinks."

"Kids were happy because we got to stay up late with all our friends, parents got to have a few guilt free drinks."

"This night was going as normal until we're all shuffled out and home earlier than usual."

"We got the full story the next day."

:Once the kids were out of the way, the owners of the house had turned on their tv and pressed play on a video.:

"On screen there was cctv of the bedroom where the money had been going missing."

" Clearly in the video you could see the wife of one of the other couples, sitting in that very room, going into the drawer and taking money."

"Apparently they switched off the video, said 'what you saw is exactly what it looked like' and asked that couple to leave."

"Everyone else left shortly after."- FumbleMyEndzone

No one likes a wet suitcase.

"I was on a Chicago to NY flight."

"We all get on the plane, but were delayed taking off due to a heavy storm going on."

"About 20 minutes in, everybody was still pretty calm until the pilot announces they're working on getting our baggage loaded, because it's been sitting on the tarmac this entire time."

"The entire plane looks out, and sees all our luggage just sitting there in the pouring rain uncovered, and starts freaking out."- Pakeeda.



"Party at a woman's house."

"Everyone talking and happy."

"They mention a local business burned down."

"Drunk guy yells 'must have been Jewish lightning!"

"The entire party goes silent, awkwardly glancing between him and the hostess, who just so happens to be Jewish."

"The man looks around, thinks for a moment, and realizes his mistake."

"They didn't hear him! "

"So he yells louder, 'MUST HAVE BEEN JEWISH LIGHTNING!'- CriticalHitKW

That's horrible.

"Back when I waited tables, guy walking to his table, had a massive heart attack, and hit the floor."

'EMT's said he was dead before he hit the floor."

"I've never seen a restaurant go so silent so quickly."- vtncsc


"My friend used to work for a company that has always promised out IT department a trip to Hawaii for working through a couple of rough years without pay raise and on the flip side we won't get any personnel cut."

"It was a verbal promise that once we are back to profitable, the IT department would get all expense paid trip."

"Back around October of 2015, they were gathered in the largest meeting room for a meeting with the president."

"There were snacks, drinks, pizza, etc."

"It was assumed that it was a celebration for a good year and they'd get the promised trip."

"It was a mass layoff since IT has been outsourced."

"All credentials were locked during the meeting and everyone was asked to leave the premise right after the meeting."- Contivity


What an a**hole.

"The President of our company got completely plastered at our Christmas party."

"His speech started off funny because he was slurring hard and he was playing on it."

"Then he started talking about how he came from nothing and became something."

"Then he proceeded to tell us how if it wasn't for us working so hard and keeping our clients happy, he wouldn't have been able to accomplish building his mega mansion for him and his family, nor would he have been able to afford his new Benz."

"Awkward muttering, followed by him directing us to 'drink up & enjoy, because due to budget cuts, the future Christmas party/bonus budget is cancelled from here on out'."

"Many of my coworkers relied on that bonus."

"No one was impressed."

"Except for 1 person, the rest of us quit within the first few months into the new year."- ApolloniaTheGreat

Hypocrites are the worst.

"I made the mistake of playing Scattergories with my mother."

"She said 'no Foreign words, you have to use English words'."

"Fine, fair enough."

"She then called out someone for using a foreign word (I can't remember, it's been 10 years)."

"He took off the points."

"The next f*cking round she used three foreign words."

"I called her out on it and she said it was no big deal, it was just a game."

"I argued that not only had SHE set the rule, but that she already called someone out for doing it."

S"he called me a f*cking a**hole and left the room."

"The Thanksgiving family time was over as pretty much everyone decided that was the time to leave."

"Total time from game start to end of the family time? "

"6 minutes."- thematgreen

Oh NO.

"I was watching Bruce Lee's 'Enter the Dragon' in a movie theater when it came out in the early 1970's."

"The projector died during a fight scene."- Hotel_Arrakis



"Was on a team. about 15 people)for a special project for a regional Internet Service Provider. During the bi-weekly team meeting the manager was super pumped about how far ahead of schedule we were due to some new processes we came up with.

"After about 20 minutes of atta-boys, the manager concluded with telling us all we were being laid off in the same tone of voice she used for the whole meeting issuing a bunch of praise."

"Most of us awkwardly laughed for a couple seconds thinking she was joking."

"She was not".- SoggyShake3

You wanna start a riot or something?

"I worked at a casino for a couple of years and the joke is totally true."

"How do you piss off 500 old people?"

"Yell 'BINGO!' - Lytnin

That's just wrong.

"3 hour safety training at work, rewarded everyone with pizza."

"You could go one of five days- Monday-Thursday everyone got pizza after, everyone who went Friday got ham sandwiches."

"Blasphemy."- hails224


Oh my goodness.

"Was with a missions team in El Salvador."

"Our evening meeting was waiting on one of our leaders to come downstairs before we began."

"It had been a great day; we visited the artisan's market and a new ministry startup."

"I remember it clear as day."

"The scene frequently replays in my mind."

"He sits down at the table."

"Suddenly, his head falls to the table and lands on his arms."

"Our other leader begins to shake him, but he is unresponsive."

"For what felt like forever we were trapped in that room listening to CPR."

"They laid him down in the only doorway."

"Eventually, one of my friends and I were able to lead everyone out without getting too close to the leaders."

"I'll spare the details, but long story short, I believe one of his aorta had burst."

"He was dead within minutes."- deja_blues.


"My family drove up to my grandma's house for her 90th, give or take a couple of years, birthday."

"She had the family and neighborhood over."

"My sister brought her boyfriend, but she was called away for a group school assignment because of her incompetent classmates."

"Anyway, her boyfriend had to fend for himself."

"My grandma's neighbor first introduced him as 'Bob" with two O's'. "

"This was a harmless joke/we all know he has a crude sense of humor."

"Everyone goes on eating and talking and then Bob (again) tells a story about a huge deer he saw (grandma/neighbors live in woods)."

"He proceeds to tell us how gigantic the rack on the deer was and addresses a relatively new neighbor and newer girlfriend and says, 'just like your girl'."

"I didn't turn the room sour but it was definitely uncomfortable."- cvanwaggy


"I went to a leaving party for a member of staff I used to work with."

"We were all dancing and having a good time when suddenly one of the SENIOR members of staff was outside and started shouting at a young member of staff and threw a chair at him."

"We all rushed to wear the argument was going on and he walked in really upset and the manager walked into the room and asked everyone what we were looking at."

"No one could say a word we was so shocked."- KallMeKhaleesi



"I entered a bar and ordered a beer."

"The music was quite loud so I decided to fart."

"Then I looked around and saw everyone was staring at me."

"Then I realized I was listening to my mp3 player."- Privatnik1

"Womp, womp..."

"When I joined them."- Harshmelloo.

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The meeting no one wants.

"Tell them the meeting was to let them know the company they work for is filing bankruptcy, going out of business, and they've all just lost their jobs."

"Then start handing out papers explaining how to go file for unemployment checks and food stamps."

"R.I.P. Montgomery Ward, Circuit City, and hundreds of other examples."- Allureana.

"Company I worked in about a year after high school, they made & shipped telecom parts, wiring, phones, etc."

" I worked in the warehouse part."

"About 6 months after starting, there were rumors of a reorg happening in the company & possible future layoffs, people were a bit on edge to say the least."

'The union reps & some managers came in to quiet people down, told them layoffs weren't going to happen, don't worry about anything, everyone's doing a great job."

"3 months later we get called into a big lunch meeting with our manager & union rep - sure enough, that day was the last day for most of the people in attendance."

"Company was shutting down our location to move operations offshore & save money, so almost 230 people total were being let go with severance."

"Funny part was that they told everyone they didn't have to stick around, they could work for a couple more weeks until the place closed or could leave now & their severance wouldn't change regardless."

"Also had a lot of guys coming up on retirement who were basically forced into it because they couldn't afford to relocate to another state to work."

"Most of the people at the lunch meeting didn't eat, just got up, handed in their stuff & left on the spot."

"Management acting surprised was probably the best part of it, since there was still work to be done & I doubt they had enough people to finish it before the 2 week shutdown was done."- pmw1981.

There's one in every family

"My sister."

"Every frickin' time it's my sister."

"Doesn't matter how big or small it is, you even annoy her just the tiniest bit, and she explodes."

"And her moods are contagious."

"Just like a massive fart that moves swiftly and so horrible that everyone wretches at."- eh176.

Sometimes you don't realize how good you had it.

"Mines pathetic compared to others ."

"At school, we found out the teacher we hated the most wasn’t in so we got a sub."

"Everyone was so happy."

"Turns out, the sub was the most evil sub we had."

"We’d had him before."

"The whole class was peed off for the whole lesson."- CloKaboom.

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No Laughing Matter

"I was just hanging outside a Milk tea shop with a group of six people and was being pretty quiet because it was just one of those off days."

"Now my group of friends are HILARIOUS, they’re literally the funniest people I know and I love them so much, but someone took it too far."

"One of them just so happened to wear a LONG scarf that day and started messing around with it, throwing it around my other friends and whatever. "

"I was still distracted by my phone and didn’t really get much context for what happened next when I look up to see one of my friend’s faces just drop."

"Everyone else was laughing, having the time of their lives and I turn around to see the owner of the scarf tying it around her neck like a noose and putting the other end on a tree branch."

"Now, this was after school and our school has a pretty big reputation for being stressful and having a lot of mental health issues so I did not take it as a joke."

"I immediately tell her to stop that because it wasn’t funny and that we’re out in public."

"She takes one end of it off of the tree branch but it was still tied around her neck."

"Everyone except for one other person was still laughing at it and kept joking about it when I just stopped and got their attention."

"I told them that it was not appropriate at all and that that was not something to joke about."

"One of them decides to tell me to calm down or something along those lines and I said that people struggle."

"He then says that he was one of those people to which I answered, 'I understand that you deal with it through comedy and that it’s a coping mechanism, but not all people can cope like that and you have to understand that'.”


"I sit back down and take my phone back out."

"No one talked for a solid minute or two."

"The owner of the scarf apologized later, it was very sincere and I know she won’t do it again."- EarlyMorninTea.

Um, what?

"I straight up yelled shut the f*ck up and all the 1st graders cried."- AnbuEric.

Know your audience.

"Walked into a room n yelled you bitches ready to lose all your money."

"But it was literally a meeting for feminists who all looked at me with such hate."

"The room I was looking for was a floor up."

"Most embarrassing moments ever."- The_internet_messiah.

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"We were joking around before class and one of my boy friends decided that he was going to put on mascara."

"He said 'Oh I’m so beautiful' we were all having fun and then with out thinking I said 'if your so beautiful you wouldn’t need that makeup'."

"The whole room went silent for a few seconds."

"There were many girls around."

"I don’t know why I said that."- Th4tAppleGuy.

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