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When Visiting San Francisco, You May Get 'Caught in a Bad Hotel'

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May 13, 2010 at 8:50 AM | by | ()

Guests at the Westin San Francisco over the weekend had some fantastic entertainment to watch in the hotel's lobby.

That's because gay rights' groups, San Francisco Pride at Work and One Struggle One Fight (along with the Brass Liberation Orchestra) put on a special show just to urge guests to boycott the hotel. Their cause? Fair contracts for hotel workers. (This has been a very long ongoing issue in San Francisco.)

Part flash mob, part political rally and part "Glee" episode, the event used Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" song (and choreography) to voice their problems with the hotel.

The lyrics probably could have been a bit better ("Want San Francisco and I want your gay ass but not in a bad hotel") but really, what a great if bewildering way to get people to pay attention to the issue. We think some people in the lobby even had fun dancing along to the song! (Note: this issue is about worker's rights and affordable health care, not necessarily a gay rights issue.)

At the end of the video, the groups urged a boycott for several other San Francisco hotels including: The Hyatt Fishermans' Wharf, The Grand Hyatt, Le Meridien San Francisco, The Palace, The Hilton at O'Farell and the W Hotel. The groups also warned that more hotels would be added to their boycott list this summer. So be careful when visiting San Fran. Don't want you to get "caught in a bad hotel." But if you do, you might have something fun to watch!

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