Monday, December 10, 2007

Slightly drunk woman in hotel bar terror

3AM Girls have a tale to chill the blood of Take That:

Drunk stalker targets Take That

Blimey. A drunk stalker, eh?

Erm... not quite:
The scary stalker, who was in her 20s, had spent the evening downing strong lager before turning her attention to the lads.

She was eyeing them up as they relaxed in the bar of the five-star Chelsea Harbour hotel after a sell-out gig at London's O2 Arena.

A source close to the band said: "There were around a dozens fans, almost all girls, in the bar and it was very good natured. But it became more worrying when one girl tried to get upstairs into the boys' rooms.

They called for security and had her thrown out. After a night on stage they can't be doing with any stress at the hotel."

When exactly did "stalker" come to mean someone showing any interest in another person at all? Ten years ago, you'd have to put in some effort to be labelled a stalker; hanging around outside houses, going through rubbish, taking long-lens photos for months on ends. Getting a bit pissed and trying to follow Gary Barlow into a life doesn't a stalker make - but then "Take That attract social irritant" isn't quite such an eye-catching headline.