Bar Manager: Penn Women Lax Players Trash Fado, Tip 4% on $1,300 Tab

Wharton student groups are already banned from booking reservations at Fado due to a pattern of unruly behavior, the bar’s GM says.

I apologize for keeping you waiting on the summary of this oh-so-important story: Casey Neff, the general manager of Fado, sent an email to the Penn women’s lacrosse coach, the athletics department, and The Daily Pennsylvanian “among others” describing the reign of terror the Penn women’s lacrosse team went on at Fado on Saturday night.

In the email, the bar owner complained that the team members intentionally broke facilities such as a light fixture which caused a “broken glass hazard.” The students also allegedly stole a bottle of liquor from the bar and attempted to steal a six-pack of beer. Neff claimed that the lacrosse players also smoked marijuana in the bathroom and exposed a young woman’s genitals to the “adulation of the rest of the party.” They also allegedly tipped less than 4 percent on the $1,300 tab.

“We want people to have fun. We are happy that people come out,” Neff said. “But that was well above and beyond [the standard] of normal behavior.

“They broke the light fixture, and they literally cheered about it — ‘yeah!’ — are you kidding?”

Then it gets better! I do not believe I am exaggerating when I say this is one of the greatest paragraphs ever published in The Daily Pennsylvanian:

Neff said that the team members’ behavior represented “patterns of behavior with [Penn] groups over several years.” Student groups affiliated with Wharton have already been banned from making reservations at Fado, due to incidents such as students using cocaine in the bathrooms, having sex in the janitor’s closet and urinating on the bar.

Also, we now know how unruly you have to be to get banned from Fado!

[The DP]




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  • rachel

    Doesn’t Fado charge 18% gratuity on parties over 6? I’m sure that was included in the bill, so wouldn’t an extra 4% be a 22% tip? I find it hard to believe $1300 includes no gratuities already…

  • GE

    Not if its on a bar tab. That’s only if you’re eating there or rent an area as part of a group.

  • Ugh UPENN

    Having lived in West Philadelphia I can confidently say that the UPENN students demonstrate privileged, offensive, arrogant and disgusting behavior in a way that I’ve never ever seen before. And I lived in an art collective. I’ve been so shocked at their behavior at bars, the sidewalk, the street, and everywhere in between that I’ve wanted to get into physical altercations. However, I don’t have the access to the trust fund money that they do so therefore wouldn’t be able to pay my legal expenses.

    In my part of West Philly alone I’ve seen them piss in the streets, puke everywhere, and throw an actual toilet into my backyard and then curse me out when I screamed about it. I never knew it was possible to hate someone by college association alone.

    • Not all “ugh”

      As a Penn student not from a privileged background, trust fund money, or a life of entitlement, I agree that I am also appalled by the behavior reported in these allegations.There is absolutely no reason to behave in the way these reports indicate.

      However, that being said, it’s discouraging that the acts of one entitled segment of Penn’s student body are enough to influence your overall feelings toward Penn students. I’ve met many genuine, hard-working students here who behave as civilized residents (as they should!) and also care about the local community, contributing what they can to give back & try to leave some kind of positive legacy. I’d ask that you please don’t characterize UPenn students as a whole as “privileged, offensive, arrogant, and disgusting.” Some of us are just as appalled at these reports as you.

      • Cooper

        I’ve experienced the full spectrum of these kids as an outside visitor and most are pretty solid.

  • matthew brandley

    Rich kids being entitled in this Obama generation. what would people expect?

    • Wombat

      The hell you figure out how to bring Obama into this?

      • matthew brandley

        your some KInd of stupid are you?

        • Cooper

          I think you mean “aren’t you” or your just asking a really awkward question. Either way you sound foolish and I automatically discount your statements.

          • matthew brandley

            Whatever, Think about this . Mommy and daddy pay for college. They want everything handed to them. They have never worked a hard day in there pathetic life just like Obama. Get my point?

          • Cooper

            Yeah I understand that you are misinformed. I know several people who were not well off that graduated from U PENN debt free. They have a no loan policy. As for hard work… those students get after it. Prospective students need at least a 700 gmat to get into Warton. It doesn’t matter what party a president belongs to. Consider this the MD-PhD students graduating this year likely started during the Bush administration. These kids like it or not will be a lot of people’s bosses. It’s too bad a few of them have embarrassed their school.

          • garygnj

            Your grasp of the English language is the only thing that’s pathetic here.

          • matthew brandley

            typical libshit asshole. go after somebody lust because of grammar? what a douche bag you are. When somebody makes a point all libturds do is attack somebody when somebody makes a valid point I have made a valid point and you attck me for my grammar. again your just a typical leech liberal

          • garygnj

            Your inability to make a coherent point in an intelligible manner speaks volumes about your politics. But please continue to sputter and spew. It’s slow at work today and you’re mildly entertaining, insofar as an illiterate moron can be.

          • somepeoplearestupid

            nobody’s going after you… its just hard to take you seriously when you can’t write or spell, that’s all.

          • garygnj

            If you go back and read his comments (not recommended!!) it’s a litany of malformed thoughts, misinformed statements and diatribes of hate, all seasoned with ‘I hate Obama” memes. He’s low hanging fruit but sometimes it’s fun to poke a moron.

        • garygnj

          Actually it’s “You’re some kind of stupid….”
          But please, do go on.

  • Northeaster

    To be fair, Fado was kind of asking for it.