The bars in the Loop may be a little less crowded in the next month, all thanks to the next round ofAssassins
Sign-up for the grown-up version of tag runs from today through Saturday. Each participant pays $12 and trades their file – name, home and work address, phone number and a photo – for another and then the chase is on. Assassins stalk their target in hopes of shooting them with a water gun. Once you’re shot, you must hand over your target’s file so your assassin can continue on to win a cash prize.
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This sounds like fun, but anyone who has been participated or had a friend involved in this game knows it can get pretty annoying. They can’t go to certain bars, clubs, stores, restaurants, etc. because their assassin might know they frequent that establishment and be waiting in the shadows (read: bathroom). So if your idea of fun includes staying in and never really enjoying being out because you’re scared someone is going to shoot with you a water pistol, then by all means have at it.
But this time things have changed a bit. The organizers will put together teams who are responsible for selecting a member to be “the chosen one.” Each team will have to make sure this person never gets shot in order to collect the dough.
Sign-up runs from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Empire Café, 1732 Westheimer and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19 at Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer.
-- Dusti Rhodes