MEDFORD, Ore. – If you’re looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day date, you’ll want to steer clear of one Medford establishment. Jefferson Spirits are giving people who don’t want to celebrate the romantic holiday something fun to do instead.
Every year on February 14th, instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day, Jefferson Spirits in Medford celebrates the Valentine’s Day Massacre by hiding these water guns around the bar. There’s about 24 hidden all across the bar and it’s a way to torture affectionate couples.
The bar said it’s a tradition that started pretty soon after it opened and they’re in the sixth year of celebration. They wanted to give people who may be single for Valentine’s Day, or just don’t like celebrating the holiday, a fun way to spend it. It said people are pretty timid at first but once the drinks are flowing, any affectionate couple is shot on sight.
“We’ve had a few people get a little upset, but I think the word is now out enough, six years in,” bar manager Kalea Mckenna said. “If you want to make out with your partner and not get shot with water, live your best life, just don’t come to Jefferson Spirits. Come get wet on Valentine’s Day, it’s a different kind of thing but still just as fun.”
Jefferson Spirits said there are many bars around the valley that will gladly welcome affectionate Valentine’s Day couples, just not this one.
So if you’re a couple looking for a way to spend your Valentine’s Day, you might want to steer clear of Jefferson Spirits or you might get sprayed.
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