Delegates at Com Tech's annual Open Systems Forum were taken by surprise last week when a certain journalist upheld the time-honoured tradition of lewd behaviour at the event.
After enjoying a few rounds of tequila shots at the Cisco-sponsored dinner on Saturday night, the journalist decided he hadn't had enough of watching that evening's entertainment, the fabulous Nissan Cedrics (of Roy & HG fame).
The journalist raced up to the stage before 600 people, lunged at the MC's microphone and was heard to shout "Encore" by the few people in the audience able to understand him.
But the fun didn't stop there. He took advantage of waiting cameras to offer us a special table-top pose, despite the attempts of a senior Bay Networks figure to save him from further embarrassment.