14. Power Outage Leads to Melee in Seattle
College: University of Washington
City: Seattle, WA
Number of People Involved: ~1,000
A 2010 power failure in a neighborhood near the University of Washington led more than 1,000 students to riot, chanting "Go Huskies" and setting furniture ablaze. The ordeal lasted for over two hours, continuing even after power was restored. The crowd refused initial orders to disperse, demanding more couches and more fires. One man reportedly stripped naked and ran through the streets high-fiving people, unsure of what else to do when Wii Fit turned off abruptly.