The Last Dance

April 10, 2012 by admncc

You know; for as long as I’ve been doing this blog, some of the best stories to talk about continue to be the ones that make absolutely no sense.  For instance, meet 36-year-old Brooke Burke of Strongsville, OH.  Brooke attended the wedding of James and Margaret Burke last weekend.  Brooke is the bride’s new sister-in-law (she’s married to the groom’s brother).

Well, a day that James and Margaret wanted to remember forever will indeed be unforgettable, but for reasons different than you think.  At the wedding reception, Brooke began slow-dancing with the groom, when things became uncomfortable and the bride asked her to stop.  For some reason, Brooke refused to stop and kept slow-dancing with the groom.  At which time, chaos broke out.

Witnesses said that Brooke tried to hit the bride, pushed a pregnant woman, screamed at two men, fell to the ground kicking and screaming, pushed another man down, hit a police officer and then tried to get in her car to leave while allegedly intoxicated.  Wow!  The result…she was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

The story then went viral and was picked up by just about every media outlet in the universe.  Talk about making this wedding day one to remember.  Many witnesses tried to justify Brooke’s behavior by saying that she was noticeably drunk and visibly intoxicated at the reception.

You know; we’ve all seen or heard about wedding reception experiences like this and people making asses of themselves.  For example, I once saw a guy literally get knocked unconscious on the dance floor during a drunken rush for the garter belt.  So the question becomes…is a wedding the place to get hammered beyond comprehension?  Is out-of-control behavior acceptable?  Should you party harder if you’re in the wedding party?  Is grinding and extreme slow-dancing acceptable between non-spouses?  Should you care what you do there or in front of who?  And what about this Brooke?  Chalk it up to possible drunk behavior?  White trash behavior?  You be the judge!

Source – The North Olmsted Police Department

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  1. The Constant Complainer says:

    BTW, according to public records, Brooke was in court today and pleaded not guilty.

  2. Jane says:

    What role did the groom play in this? And why didn’t he honor his new wife’s request to stop slow dancing?

  3. Rachel says:

    Wow wow wow.

  4. Angelica says:

    Yikes! Uhh, I’m so glad I don’t have many friends that could ruin something like that for me.

  5. Jen says:

    As a former waitress during college, I have so many great wedding stories! Like the couple who got into a knock down brawl in the country club locker room because he smashed cake in the brides face, drunken guests puking out front in the flower beds, drunken mothers of the bride puking in the ladies room before dinner, and an engaged couple calling off their wedding that was two weeks away because she was grinding with a guest on the dance floor. That last one happened at my own wedding.

    I think being drunk is no excuse for her behavior. Good riddance to bad friends! And, let’s slap that groom while we’re at it!

  6. Colombian Princess says:

    Other than “good grief” I’m at a loss for words.

  7. brian miller says:

    i almost got shot the night before my wedding…because my friend (out of uniform cop) dropped his concealed weapon in the middle of a convenience store…

  8. Meredith says:

    Dude. This was like everything leading up to mine. There is a 50% chance I am still friends with any of my Bridesmaids. Bitches.

  9. Vince says:

    Yes it was shocking bad form. But really isn’t this a ‘there but for the grace of god go I’ reflective moment about this story if you’re being honest. If at some point in your past you haven’t made a complete and total tit of yourself whilst under the influence you are doing it wrong.
    Anyone who drinks alcohol no matter how ridged the controls used is skating on ice. At some point and for whatever reason you WILL fall.

  10. Amber says:

    Uh..that Brooke is a piece of work..

  11. Jen says:

    Vince is so eloquent about describing a drunken fool and I imagine even his use of the the word “tit” sounds lovely coming from him 🙂

  12. Candice says:

    I reaaally wanna know what they were dancing like…

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