Best YouTube Stars Orange County 2013 - Huntington Beach Rioters
Perhaps a tone-deaf sophomore girl in the bedroom of her parents' upper-middle-class home behind gates in Ladera Ranch droned something catchy (in the worst way) that brought her millions of YouTube views, international fame and a recording contract this year. But for sheer volume of online videos, no one can top the vandals who tore the shit (literally, when it came to Port-A-Potties) out of downtown Huntington Beach (and, sniff-sniff, OC Weekly news box Racky) after the U.S. Open of Surfing ended on July 28. Depending on your world view, the so-called "white riots" displayed youthful exuberance, anti-authoritarianism, frightening criminality, police ineffectiveness and just plain stupidity. Some of the "stars" risked fines, incarceration and public shaming for a few seconds of fame that may never come their way again, until the next big event by the pier. To see the idiocy for yourself, search "Huntington Beach riots" on YouTube.com.