Well, I suppose the most memorable distraction I ever experienced was when we had a district convention at the Civic Stadium (now PGE Park), right across from the Multnomah Athletic Club. There was a service road that ran up the north side of the club, with a chain-link fence between the club and the stadium.
In the middle of one of the talks, 4 guys from the club ran up along that road, with absolutely nothing on but their sneakers! "Everything" was a'hangin and a'bouncin.
It made the papers: their club memberships were suspended.