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Furry Fury: Cheer Parent Angry Over Overlapping Convention at Hotel

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Slade Sohmer

By Slade Sohmer on February 24, 2013

You never know what fun awaits when a hotel dependent on conventions and large parties book overlapping, incongruous groups. High school wrestlers and Chinese dignitaries? Fun times. Young cheerleaders and Furries? Uh oh.

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Check Trip Advisor for the Crowne Plaza North Dallas-Addison, and you’ll find an unhappy customer named Tony A., who had a “Horrible experience at this hotel” when his or her 10-year-old daughter’s cheerleading team ended up in the same spot as a Furries convention. Some lowlights:

In regards to problems, these made for a horrific stay. First of all, I like to bring up the ineptitude of the groups department on scheduling a Furry Convention of unacceptable adults, along with a young girls and boys cheerleading team. The things that our children (ages 4-17) witnessed there, are the kinds of things that we as parents hate to even think that they would be exposed to. My 10 year old daughter and my 8 year old son witnessed lude and lascivious behavior in the pool, outside by these furry people.

These “people”,if I can call them that, were doing unspeakable things outside on the hallways and in their rooms with their doors open. I got into an argument and almost a physical confrontation with two of them because they screamed at a kid that was speaking loudly in the hallway, as they were walking by him, and insulted him with major profanity…this was a 10 year old, folks. Lucky for this kid, my good friend’s kid, I came out of my room at the same exact time as they walked by him and confronted them. On another instance, three of these “people” had very dirty and awful comments for a couple of our 6 year old girls. The comments to myself and the girls’ parents were offensive and almost turned things violent as the fathers weren’t exactly too happy with them.

Before we go any further, be advised the correct spelling of the word is “lewd,” not “lude.” Just want to make sure we’re on the same page before we see it again in this delightful paragraph about THE DREADED FURRY RAVE.

I am not sure if you folks know what a Furry Rave is. A regular rave is a party where folks dance, drink, party and do their drugs. A regular rave would have been unacceptable then. A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave. That is not only unacceptable for a guest, it should have been unacceptable to this hotel. How did I find out all of these details about this “rave” and what these furry conventions are about? GOOGLE!!!!! How hard is it for someone to do a little due diligence before they schedule something like this? This research took me 5 MINUTES to do. How do these people schedule these two groups together???? This lack of care was unacceptable and made for the worse stay in any hotel in my entire life, including my college years, where I would stay at $29 motels. Folks, I have traveled throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, and what this hotel did was unacceptable in the poorest of countries.

Thankfully, YouTube has some footage of a Furry Rave. Looks fun!

The hotel, it seems, tried to make amends:

trip advisor furries

While it’s fun to snark on cheerleading moms and dads, this does seem to be a serious conflict for parents of young children. Nonetheless, if you need more of the angry review, feel free to read the full diatribe here.

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