Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With Brawl

Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With BrawlAnother a cappella concert, another bloody, bone-crunching battle royale. The details are shaky in most reports of this bizarre Ivy news from the West Coast, but it started after the Baker’s Dozen, an all-male a cappella group from Yale, performed at a house party in San Francisco: As the singers were leaving, they were attacked by a group of young locals.

The idea of an a cappella showdown seems funny, until you realize these weren’t sportsmanlike fisticuffs: at least one student had a concussion, and Sharyar Aziz ’10 was rushed to New York for reconstructive surgery on his jaw. According to local ABC news, kids from the area — including one Richard Aicardi, the son of a prominent doctor — had started calling the singers “fags” during the party and saying “You’re not welcome here.” Allegedly, Aicardi then called in his friends, who proved to the world they could beat up a group of a cappella singers. The YDN reports:

Reno Rapagnani, the owner of the house in which the party took place, said the violence seemed to erupt over a dispute between two rival college preparatory schools, St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart. The party was hosted by Rapagnani’s daughter Rose and Stephanie Soderborg ’09, both St. Ignatius alumni. Graduates from Sacred Heart interrupted the event, harassing members of the Baker’s Dozen for their formal dress and for the fact that they are not from San Francisco.

At least now we all know one thing: Dick Aicardi is hard, what with his moneyed pedigree, private school eduation, and ability to break a freshman troubador’s jaw. Way to go, dude. The San Franciso police are supposedly investigating, after coming under fire for letting the assailants off. More on this as it comes in; for now, recoil at some bloody pix after the jump.

(P.S. What is it with Yale a cappella groups and ill-fated West Coast tours?)

Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With Brawl

Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With Brawl

Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With Brawl

Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With Brawl

Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With Brawl

Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With Brawl

Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With Brawl

Yale A Cappella Concert Ends, As Usual, With Brawl

  • Kimberly

    The obvious bottom line here is one group of people ganged up on and beat another group of people. They need to be punished, end of story.

  • Kimberly

    The obvious bottom line here is one group of people ganged up on and beat another group of people. They need to be punished, end of story.

  • William Armanino Jr.

    Ok..i dont even know were to get started.. this is all blown out of proportion..Im upset at several things that all come from this incedent..first it was an old school fight two groups of kids that disagrreedd with each other and they started to brawl..it just happens that the yale guys got messed up.. what if it went the other way and the sf boys got messed up. then what.. the yale boys had a decision to make also.. stay in the party or intise the fight and go outside.. you know it takes two to tango baby.. and yale wanted to tango and got some bumbs and bruises…just drop this case, there is more important shit that needs to be handeled in the communities then a bunch of rich white boys fighting..what if they were black from h.p. or camden n.j. would this be an issue know it would have been just added stats to the high body count s.f. has already for 2007..Aicardi is not a thug not a bad ass not anything,he is a lil pussy in my eyes and would not be able to hurt anyone,he does not have a switch that says im going to whoop ass. he plays video games and whatches movies and does hw…you see him and your lie whats up Rich….your not at all afraid of him at all…in a fight some one has to come out better then the other guy and in this case the sf kids came out better, not because they are thugs.. and to the D.A. of san francisco if i can meet you i would love to slap you. you are wasting mney on some white rich boy scuffle..when we have shootings threw the city drugs on the corneners and prostitutes chillin.. get your priorities straight..slap all of them with some community service and call it a day.. to the yale parents realize your sons have to grow a pair and let them be ..its boys being boys,,u cant wipe there ass there whole life…
    Any one that would like to comment please do im open to disscussion.
    till next time.
    Big Bill The Dirty Italian

  • William Armanino Jr.

    Ok..i dont even know were to get started.. this is all blown out of proportion..Im upset at several things that all come from this incedent..first it was an old school fight two groups of kids that disagrreedd with each other and they started to brawl..it just happens that the yale guys got messed up.. what if it went the other way and the sf boys got messed up. then what.. the yale boys had a decision to make also.. stay in the party or intise the fight and go outside.. you know it takes two to tango baby.. and yale wanted to tango and got some bumbs and bruises…just drop this case, there is more important shit that needs to be handeled in the communities then a bunch of rich white boys fighting..what if they were black from h.p. or camden n.j. would this be an issue know it would have been just added stats to the high body count s.f. has already for 2007..Aicardi is not a thug not a bad ass not anything,he is a lil pussy in my eyes and would not be able to hurt anyone,he does not have a switch that says im going to whoop ass. he plays video games and whatches movies and does hw…you see him and your lie whats up Rich….your not at all afraid of him at all…in a fight some one has to come out better then the other guy and in this case the sf kids came out better, not because they are thugs.. and to the D.A. of san francisco if i can meet you i would love to slap you. you are wasting mney on some white rich boy scuffle..when we have shootings threw the city drugs on the corneners and prostitutes chillin.. get your priorities straight..slap all of them with some community service and call it a day.. to the yale parents realize your sons have to grow a pair and let them be ..its boys being boys,,u cant wipe there ass there whole life…
    Any one that would like to comment please do im open to disscussion.
    till next time.
    Big Bill The Dirty Italian

  • insider2

    Looks like Dr. Aicardi has some ‘splaining to do on the values that she instilled in her son.

  • insider2

    Looks like Dr. Aicardi has some ‘splaining to do on the values that she instilled in her son.

  • actuallyfromsf

    don’t attack SH because of the brutal, foolish act of a handful of its students. the Aicardi’s are a good family–I know the oldest son, Robert–and the idea of embarassing “the heck” out the entire family for the acts of ONE of them is offensive. “upset” needs to shut up. nobody is defending what happened to the yale kids, but think about who really needs to be punished and who should be left alone

  • actuallyfromsf

    don’t attack SH because of the brutal, foolish act of a handful of its students. the Aicardi’s are a good family–I know the oldest son, Robert–and the idea of embarassing “the heck” out the entire family for the acts of ONE of them is offensive. “upset” needs to shut up. nobody is defending what happened to the yale kids, but think about who really needs to be punished and who should be left alone

  • Chris

    in response to Upset’s comment about Aicardi’s mom, Eileen, I don’t think you should pass judgement at the parents or his 4 brothers without knowing them personally. One person’s mistake does not mean their family members are all bad people either. I knew one of the brothers from school and I know the family to be good, kind people. I don’t know why this situation happen, but his family is as much a victim as the Yale students.

  • Chris

    in response to Upset’s comment about Aicardi’s mom, Eileen, I don’t think you should pass judgement at the parents or his 4 brothers without knowing them personally. One person’s mistake does not mean their family members are all bad people either. I knew one of the brothers from school and I know the family to be good, kind people. I don’t know why this situation happen, but his family is as much a victim as the Yale students.

  • insider2

    Oh really? Did has family have to have reconstructive dental surgery as well?

  • insider2

    Oh really? Did has family have to have reconstructive dental surgery as well?

  • Chris

    No, but his family has to suffer through this ordeal due to his stupid actions. Blame the guy who did it, not the family members, especially if you only assume they somehow “taught” him to be the way he is.

  • Chris

    No, but his family has to suffer through this ordeal due to his stupid actions. Blame the guy who did it, not the family members, especially if you only assume they somehow “taught” him to be the way he is.

  • REALLY out of hand

    Okay as a very close friend of the aicardis , a san fransisco resident and a graduate of SHCP i have to say this was definetely blown way out of proportion. People are shot a lot at other high schools theres porn videos drug overdoses and countless kids are caught for bashing other kids’ heads in but why is SHCP and the aicardis the only ones facing this dilema. I mean if Yale kids came to visit a George Washington High School party im sure they would be on the news but if people come and beat the living crap out of SHCP students which happens alot nothing is said this is bullshit and unless you were there or know someone who was there you guys should just keep your unappreciated and invaluble comments to yourselves and don’t criticize parents for instance the aicardis for not controlling underage drinking i mean the police cant even do it how can parents! THINK ABOUT IT

  • REALLY out of hand

    Okay as a very close friend of the aicardis , a san fransisco resident and a graduate of SHCP i have to say this was definetely blown way out of proportion. People are shot a lot at other high schools theres porn videos drug overdoses and countless kids are caught for bashing other kids’ heads in but why is SHCP and the aicardis the only ones facing this dilema. I mean if Yale kids came to visit a George Washington High School party im sure they would be on the news but if people come and beat the living crap out of SHCP students which happens alot nothing is said this is bullshit and unless you were there or know someone who was there you guys should just keep your unappreciated and invaluble comments to yourselves and don’t criticize parents for instance the aicardis for not controlling underage drinking i mean the police cant even do it how can parents! THINK ABOUT IT

  • REALLY out of hand

    Okay as a very close friend of the aicardis , a san fransisco resident and a graduate of SHCP i have to say this was definetely blown way out of proportion. People are shot a lot at other high schools theres porn videos drug overdoses and countless kids are caught for bashing other kids’ heads in but why is SHCP and the aicardis the only ones facing this dilema. I mean if Yale kids came to visit a George Washington High School party im sure they would be on the news but if people come and beat the living crap out of SHCP students which happens alot nothing is said this is bullshit and unless you were there or know someone who was there you guys should just keep your unappreciated and invaluble comments to yourselves and don’t criticize parents for instance the aicardis for not controlling underage drinking i mean the police cant even do it how can parents! THINK ABOUT IT

  • REALLY out of hand

    Okay as a very close friend of the aicardis , a san fransisco resident and a graduate of SHCP i have to say this was definetely blown way out of proportion. People are shot a lot at other high schools theres porn videos drug overdoses and countless kids are caught for bashing other kids’ heads in but why is SHCP and the aicardis the only ones facing this dilema. I mean if Yale kids came to visit a George Washington High School party im sure they would be on the news but if people come and beat the living crap out of SHCP students which happens alot nothing is said this is bullshit and unless you were there or know someone who was there you guys should just keep your unappreciated and invaluble comments to yourselves and don’t criticize parents for instance the aicardis for not controlling underage drinking i mean the police cant even do it how can parents! THINK ABOUT IT