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Hehe...have they attacked the new Buffalo HEB yet? :P

They need to come back and attack the UH Green Build exhibit!

They've hit the River Oaks theater, MD Anderson Library, MFAH, a picnicking couple at Menil, Jason's Deli, Ikea, 59 Diner, Star Pizza. Videos of all of these are on their Youtube account.

They got busted at Montrose Kroger.

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The Kroger Montrose management needs to seriously lighten up.

Especially considering the store's unofficial neighborhood name is Disco Kroger. By the way, this is why people from the 'burbs are scared out of their wits about Montrose.

Holy hell, I just checked their blogspot and realized I know a couple of them! This doesn't surprise me in the least. The only thing that does surprise me is there isn't yet a 2 AM House of Pies sexyATTACK. I guess it wouldn't be too shocking there. The patrons would probably join in.

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What's strange is seeing people push by without even turning their heads.

The Kroger Montrose management needs to seriously lighten up.

What right does this group have to do this in a grocery store? I agree with the other poster that while a group like this is seemingly harmless, there's a reason why people go to the grocery store: to buy groceries.

Is this group willing to repay the lost profit from offended shoppers who leaved and do not return to shop there again? I get that's its all in fun, but business is business. The management is just doing their job, ensuring the PAYING customers are satisfied.

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What right does this group have to do this in a grocery store? I agree with the other poster that while a group like this is seemingly harmless, there's a reason why people go to the grocery store: to buy groceries.

Is this group willing to repay the lost profit from offended shoppers who leaved and do not return to shop there again? I get that's its all in fun, but business is business. The management is just doing their job, ensuring the PAYING customers are satisfied.

They don't have any "right" but I would guess something like this would endear more people than offend at Disco Kroger.

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What right does this group have to do this in a grocery store? I agree with the other poster that while a group like this is seemingly harmless, there's a reason why people go to the grocery store: to buy groceries.

Is this group willing to repay the lost profit from offended shoppers who leaved and do not return to shop there again? I get that's its all in fun, but business is business. The management is just doing their job, ensuring the PAYING customers are satisfied.

It would heighten my shopping experience much more than a lame keyboardist playing "Rhiannon."

Would you really be offended and leave a store because of this? Really?

And, if the only reason you go to a grocery store is to buy groceries, then you obviously have never been to the Disco Kroger.

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Especially considering the store's unofficial neighborhood name is Disco Kroger. By the way, this is why people from the 'burbs are scared out of their wits about Montrose.

Holy hell, I just checked their blogspot and realized I know a couple of them! This doesn't surprise me in the least. The only thing that does surprise me is there isn't yet a 2 AM House of Pies sexyATTACK. I guess it wouldn't be too shocking there. The patrons would probably join in.

What surprises me is that you name the Disco Kroger.....but don't give credence to House of Pies as the proper name, House of Guys , especially @ 2am ?

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What surprises me is that you name the Disco Kroger.....but don't give credence to House of Pies as the proper name, House of Guys , especially @ 2am ?

I didn't want to confuse too many people with my use of esoteric place names. I considered it though, and when I initially wrote it, it did actually read "House of Guys." I changed it after I reread it prior to posting it. What can I say, I'm a man of the people.

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This kind of stuff gives me the heebie-geebies - spontaneous choreography.

My reaction to seeing them was the exact same to seeing the youtube video of the

... or videos where brides and dad's break into some
....... complete embarrassment for them.

I literally feel the need to stop watching the video in hopes that they'll get their dignity back faster.

I don't have a problem with a big group doing something funky and unexpected in a public place.. the group that froze several hundred people in

was awesome. It's quirky, it's neat. But add dancing... add a huge level of cheesiness to it.. and it embarrasses me enough to see them embarrassing themselves that I just can't finish the video.

Also.. if you're going to embarrass yourself with some silly public skit, at least have the balls to go big. Half a dozen people dancing in the milk aisle is child's play. Not only is it cheesy, but if they can't get enough people on board to have an 'awe' factor about them, like some of the NYC or European groups, then that doubles the cheesiness factor.

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Would you really be offended and leave a store because of this? Really?

You ask "really?" as if I already proclaimed my disgust and desire to never return to a place where I might have witnessed a random event of happiness. The honest truth is "no", I would not "really" be offended, "really". But I can imagine some of the older, more regular, weekly/bi-weekly customers that drop 50 to 100 every visit could be offended enough to not risk enduring the pain of poorly synchronized group dance again.

In that case, is this group going to pay Kroger a performance fee since its more likely that Kroger would lose business than gain it? If their stunt was indeed a revenue generator, then why have they not been booked to perform by any local grocery store? Surely in these hard times the management of a grocery store would be willing to provide their customers with live entertainment if it meant bolstering business.

And, if the only reason you go to a grocery store is to buy groceries, then you obviously have never been to the Disco Kroger.

No I have not been to the Disco Kroger. Does this location offer something beside groceries? Apparently the management of this Kroger is out of the loop as well, per the video. Perhaps "corporate" forgot to pass them the memo about their Kroger's "Disco" status?

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No I have not been to the Disco Kroger. Does this location offer something beside groceries? Apparently the management of this Kroger is out of the loop as well, per the video. Perhaps "corporate" forgot to pass them the memo about their Kroger's "Disco" status?

It's been called Disco Kroger since the disco era of the late 70's. We locals now lovingly call it "Crack-Head Kroger", especially the late-nite (24/hrs) crowd. The other Montrose Kroger on W. Gray is referred to as the "Pretty-People Kroger"

Actually, the old Walgreen's (now Soundwaves) was referred to as Disco Walgreen's, but that changed when they moved in to the fancy new building.

This clip was done at Paks on W. Alabama @ Flora. The choreography shames those amateurs and it tells a touching story. laugh.gif

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You ask "really?" as if I already proclaimed my disgust and desire to never return to a place where I might have witnessed a random event of happiness. The honest truth is "no", I would not "really" be offended, "really". But I can imagine some of the older, more regular, weekly/bi-weekly customers that drop 50 to 100 every visit could be offended enough to not risk enduring the pain of poorly synchronized group dance again.

In that case, is this group going to pay Kroger a performance fee since its more likely that Kroger would lose business than gain it? If their stunt was indeed a revenue generator, then why have they not been booked to perform by any local grocery store? Surely in these hard times the management of a grocery store would be willing to provide their customers with live entertainment if it meant bolstering business.

No I have not been to the Disco Kroger. Does this location offer something beside groceries? Apparently the management of this Kroger is out of the loop as well, per the video. Perhaps "corporate" forgot to pass them the memo about their Kroger's "Disco" status?

There's no need to worry. SexyATTACK isn't likely to make it out to Sugarland to frighten all the "older, more regular, weekly/bi-weekly customers." This phenomena probably won't ever make it to the 'burbs, and I can assure you, there probably wasn't a soul in the Disco Kroger even remotely scared of the handful of people dancing badly.

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This kind of stuff gives me the heebie-geebies - spontaneous choreography.

My reaction to seeing them was the exact same to seeing the youtube video of the

... or videos where brides and dad's break into some
....... complete embarrassment for them.

I literally feel the need to stop watching the video in hopes that they'll get their dignity back faster.

I don't have a problem with a big group doing something funky and unexpected in a public place.. the group that froze several hundred people in

was awesome. It's quirky, it's neat. But add dancing... add a huge level of cheesiness to it.. and it embarrasses me enough to see them embarrassing themselves that I just can't finish the video.

Also.. if you're going to embarrass yourself with some silly public skit, at least have the balls to go big. Half a dozen people dancing in the milk aisle is child's play. Not only is it cheesy, but if they can't get enough people on board to have an 'awe' factor about them, like some of the NYC or European groups, then that doubles the cheesiness factor.

I concur. This is exactly how I feel too. Plus I never go to Kroger anyway. Too expensive and it's always so dreary... depressing... and it drains the life out of my soul.

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It would heighten my shopping experience much more than a lame keyboardist playing "Rhiannon."

Would you really be offended and leave a store because of this? Really?

And, if the only reason you go to a grocery store is to buy groceries, then you obviously have never been to the Disco Kroger.

I cannot imagine going to the grocery store for anything else but groceries... What? Do you buy your tires from them? Your oil/filters? Your suits? A new mattress? Exterior paint? Server motherboards? Plasma televisions? Belt sander? Weedeater? Lumber for cabinets? A new shredder?

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There's no need to worry. SexyATTACK isn't likely to make it out to Sugarland to frighten all the "older, more regular, weekly/bi-weekly customers." This phenomena probably won't ever make it to the 'burbs, and I can assure you, there probably wasn't a soul in the Disco Kroger even remotely scared of the handful of people dancing badly.

That's because patrons in the Disco Kroger were probably to stoned to notice.   ^_^

I concur. This is exactly how I feel too. Plus I never go to Kroger anyway. Too expensive and it's always so dreary... depressing... and it drains the life out of my soul.

Kroger is to expensive? Where the heck do you shop? 

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I cannot imagine going to the grocery store for anything else but groceries... What? Do you buy your tires from them? Your oil/filters? Your suits? A new mattress? Exterior paint? Server motherboards? Plasma televisions? Belt sander? Weedeater? Lumber for cabinets? A new shredder?

I suppose I need to be more explicit in my explanations for some people... sigh...

It's not uncommon for people to linger in Disco Kroger to people watch... because there are some... er, interesting characters there.

A new Shredder would be awesome though.

shredder.jpg

This Shredder's lookin' a lil sad.

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I suppose I need to be more explicit in my explanations for some people... sigh...

It's not uncommon for people to linger in Disco Kroger to people watch... because there are some... er, interesting characters there.

A new Shredder would be awesome though.

shredder.jpg

This Shredder's lookin' a lil sad.

You did not say disco kroger. You just said grocery store.

And yes he does look quite disturbed. I would say it's because he could have save more $ by shopping at HEB instead of Krogers. Ugh.

When I want to people watch I head over to the heights. It seems there are plenty of clowns walking around asking for donations, peeping into windows, and other assorted questionable behaviours.

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You did not say disco kroger. You just said grocery store.

"And, if the only reason you go to a grocery store is to buy groceries, then you obviously have never been to the Disco Kroger."

Er...

And yes he does look quite disturbed. I would say it's because he could have save more $ by shopping at HEB instead of Krogers. Ugh.

I agree. The Heeb is where it's at.

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It's not uncommon for people to linger in Disco Kroger to people watch... because there are some... er, interesting characters there.

Exactly. The Sunday before yesterday, it was cool, cloudy and dreary. A neighbor and I were bored and went to Kroger just for the hell of it. Of course we got a few things, but we did not go to get anything specifically.

Wow, that looks pretty sad in written form. ph34r.gif

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Plus I never go to Kroger anyway. Too expensive and it's always so dreary... depressing... and it drains the life out of my soul.

I live equidistant from DiscoKroger and the Dunlavy Fiesta. I usually go to the Fiesta, but i do find it annoying some of the products they dont carry, e.g. Rasberry jelly.. no jam... no preserves. They finally started carrying one homemade looking brand.. but it tastes like ass. What kinda grocery store doesnt carry Smuckers Rasberry Preserves?

I do generally feel the same, that Kroger will be more expensive, even with the kroger card.. but that isn't always true.

Hamburger meat.. kroger has better prices... about a $1 cheaper per lb.

I'm going to start going to Krogers a little more and paying attention to prices a little more... they're both so close.. figure it's worth the trouble to establish a secondary grocery list for cheaper items at Krogers since I have to go there anyways for some products.

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I'm going to start going to Krogers a little more and paying attention to prices a little more... they're both so close.. figure it's worth the trouble to establish a secondary grocery list for cheaper items at Krogers since I have to go there anyways for some products.

I'm unsure I would waste time doing such a thing. Stores such as the ones in question here usually change the prices on a weekly basis. So one week product A will be cheaper at store X and next week it will be cheaper at store Y. Ugh.

"And, if the only reason you go to a grocery store is to buy groceries, then you obviously have never been to the Disco Kroger."

Er...

I did not see that... :blink:

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I'm unsure I would waste time doing such a thing. Stores such as the ones in question here usually change the prices on a weekly basis. So one week product A will be cheaper at store X and next week it will be cheaper at store Y. Ugh.

It's not like each grocery store run consists of two stops. If the store I perceive as cheaper and frequent more often doesnt carry everything I want... then i might as well keep an eye out for deals when i have to go to the more expensive store every so often.

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It's not like each grocery store run consists of two stops. If the store I perceive as cheaper and frequent more often doesnt carry everything I want... then i might as well keep an eye out for deals when i have to go to the more expensive store every so often.

About ten years ago, I did an item-by-item price comparison between Kroger and HEB. I looked at the cost of everything I typically bought, from meat and produce to Hamburger Helper and beer. If an item was available in the generic, that's what I priced, as that's what I bought. If it wasn't available in generic in one store but was in the other, then the first store was screwed on that item's price. On some items, Kroger was less expensive. On most, HEB was the better price. All said, HEB came out about 10% less in overall cost compared to Kroger. It was a runaway success for HEB, and ever since then, HEB has won my loyalty whenever there was an HEB in proximity. Frankly, I don't really care if I have to wander around for an hour to find one thing.

And, even if a gaggle of poorly choreographed (but ultimately funny) Fame rejects dance in front of the yogurt, I'll still shop there.

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It's not like each grocery store run consists of two stops. If the store I perceive as cheaper and frequent more often doesnt carry everything I want... then i might as well keep an eye out for deals when i have to go to the more expensive store every so often.

I see. It would be an interesting experiment. You should post the results.

About ten years ago, I did an item-by-item price comparison between Kroger and HEB. I looked at the cost of everything I typically bought, from meat and produce to Hamburger Helper and beer. If an item was available in the generic, that's what I priced, as that's what I bought. If it wasn't available in generic in one store but was in the other, then the first store was screwed on that item's price. On some items, Kroger was less expensive. On most, HEB was the better price. All said, HEB came out about 10% less in overall cost compared to Kroger. It was a runaway success for HEB, and ever since then, HEB has won my loyalty whenever there was an HEB in proximity. Frankly, I don't really care if I have to wander around for an hour to find one thing.

And, even if a gaggle of poorly choreographed (but ultimately funny) Fame rejects dance in front of the yogurt, I'll still shop there.

Yeah I only go to HEB now. I like their gangsta-rap sound track better too.

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About ten years ago, I did an item-by-item price comparison between Kroger and HEB. I looked at the cost of everything I typically bought, from meat and produce to Hamburger Helper and beer. If an item was available in the generic, that's what I priced, as that's what I bought. If it wasn't available in generic in one store but was in the other, then the first store was screwed on that item's price. On some items, Kroger was less expensive. On most, HEB was the better price. All said, HEB came out about 10% less in overall cost compared to Kroger. It was a runaway success for HEB, and ever since then, HEB has won my loyalty whenever there was an HEB in proximity. Frankly, I don't really care if I have to wander around for an hour to find one thing.

And, even if a gaggle of poorly choreographed (but ultimately funny) Fame rejects dance in front of the yogurt, I'll still shop there.

The problem is you showed up at the store with a list. That's not how I work. I show up and get what's on sale and plan from there. You say that HEB was about 10% cheaper on all items - well on the receipt at Kroger it tells me how much I save, and I average 30% total savings or more every week (90% of what I buy is milk, meat, and cereal by the way, fruit and veggies come from Canino's or Fiesta). I promise I'm coming out ahead that way. The regular stuff that you do have to make a list and buy no matter what (toilet paper, etc.), that's what Walmart is for. I know they beat HEB and Kroger hands down with that stuff.

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The problem is you showed up at the store with a list. That's not how I work. I show up and get what's on sale and plan from there. You say that HEB was about 10% cheaper on all items - well on the receipt at Kroger it tells me how much I save, and I average 30% total savings or more every week (90% of what I buy is milk, meat, and cereal by the way, fruit and veggies come from Canino's or Fiesta). I promise I'm coming out ahead that way. The regular stuff that you do have to make a list and buy no matter what (toilet paper, etc.), that's what Walmart is for. I know they beat HEB and Kroger hands down with that stuff.

The Kroger receipt tells you how much your card savings are over regular Kroger prices, not how much you save against HEB or Fiesta or whatever.

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The problem is you showed up at the store with a list. That's not how I work. I show up and get what's on sale and plan from there. You say that HEB was about 10% cheaper on all items - well on the receipt at Kroger it tells me how much I save, and I average 30% total savings or more every week (90% of what I buy is milk, meat, and cereal by the way, fruit and veggies come from Canino's or Fiesta). I promise I'm coming out ahead that way. The regular stuff that you do have to make a list and buy no matter what (toilet paper, etc.), that's what Walmart is for. I know they beat HEB and Kroger hands down with that stuff.

The closest Wal-Mart to me is the one on Dunvale, and considering my bio-hazard suit is at the drycleaners right now, I'll just continue to shop at HEB for my TP.

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The Kroger receipt tells you how much your card savings are over regular Kroger prices, not how much you save against HEB or Fiesta or whatever.

If regular Kroger prices are within 10 percent and I'm beating those by 30 plus, 30 > 10, the point is clear. Also, regardless of regular price I know what a good price is on pretty much any meat. I've walked in to HEB many times, and walked out without buying anything because their regular prices are too high.

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The problem is you showed up at the store with a list. That's not how I work. I show up and get what's on sale and plan from there. You say that HEB was about 10% cheaper on all items - well on the receipt at Kroger it tells me how much I save, and I average 30% total savings or more every week (90% of what I buy is milk, meat, and cereal by the way, fruit and veggies come from Canino's or Fiesta). I promise I'm coming out ahead that way. The regular stuff that you do have to make a list and buy no matter what (toilet paper, etc.), that's what Walmart is for. I know they beat HEB and Kroger hands down with that stuff.

The Kroger receipt tells you how much your card savings are over regular Kroger prices, not how much you save against HEB or Fiesta or whatever.

LOL. You beat me to the punch.

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There's no need to worry. SexyATTACK isn't likely to make it out to Sugarland to frighten all the "older, more regular, weekly/bi-weekly customers." This phenomena probably won't ever make it to the 'burbs, and I can assure you, there probably wasn't a soul in the Disco Kroger even remotely scared of the handful of people dancing badly.

So there are no old, more concervative, bi-weekly shoppers that use the "DiscoKroger" on a regular basis - and you defend this reasoning by inferring that the suburbs would be the only place this type of shopper would dwell? :lol:

I seriously doubt this group scares anyone - except perhaps those with real dancing ability. I said they do likely ANNOY however. There is a huge difference between the two. Either way its the management's job to ensure that paying customers are satisfied. What are the odds that any of this group made a purchase after dancing their jigs in each of the stores? I would bet the probability is lower than the probability of at least one customer walking out without finishing their purchase.

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Why don't we come up with a list of 20 items or so and everyone price those 20 items next time they go to their grocery store?

If we worked together on this, we could determine pretty quickly which grocery store does indeed offer the best prices.

Our results would be invalid a week or two later at most, I fear. However, I give you points for thinking outside the box. Perhaps something akin to Houston Gas Buddy dot com where people can observe and report on the price of gasoline around town.

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