As we’ve noted here before, the second floor lobby of the Hyatt Rosemont O’Hare is made of poured concrete. It is impervious to damage. That thing is like Isengard. MAYBE Ron Garney with a sladehammer could chip a tile or two, but you can’t set it on fire or tear it up by normal means. And if a vulnerable part of your body comes in contact with the cruel concrete…your body will lose.
Thus is has been that the more silly lo-jinks outside Knuckles at the Hyatt during Wizard World Chicago have usually been tolerated by the local gendarmes. We always see police on the premises but they seem to let the action roll.
Perhaps a new precedent was set last year when a fan who got into a little fracas was tasered at Knuckles, but we have heard several independent reports that this year Knuckles was shut down both Friday and Saturday by the police around 1 am. Apparently a fan was also roughed up and a general air of “the fun has ended” prevailed. It seems that Knuckles, the last exponent of The Great Bar Cons of Yore, has finally succumbed to outside forces. We shed a tear.