12th October 1990 - Barrel Bikers (Buckingham) MCC
The Barrel's artist had been busy again, as the info-sheet was mostly taken up with a cartoon story featuring the club's mascot, 'Bernard the Belligerent Bunny'.
Hover over the comic to see more. Click it to turn the page.
Friday evening mostly featured the usual bunch of reprobates consuming more than the recommended amount of alcohol and doing some very unlikely things. One guy even tried to climb a tent pole feet first. When it was discovered he couldn't do this on his own, more and more people tried to push him up, until the pile collapsed under its own, considerable, weight.
Saturday followed the normal course. While some of the organisers' children were allowed to play with a drum kit, games were contested, including Musical bikes, Pillow fight (standing on barrels), Barrel carrying, Back-to-back ski race and, of course, tug-of-war.
More games were held later on in the evening, more orthodox pole climbing went on, in varying states of undress. Somebody had the idea of tying beer cans to the cross poles and getting people to dislodge them with long sticks, but this was met with varying degrees of success and personal injury, so was eventually given up.
Bobbing for apples type games involving water and flour preceded eating and drinking competitions and, during a break in the music, one brave girl took some clothes off. (She didn't have to do much as she was the only contestant but did it anyway.)
Some Rally Virgins were covered in flour, ketchup and beer in varying quantities, and a general good time was had by all.
No problems on the way home, after we managed to negotiate the muddy track out of the field.
- Phil (the Spill) Drackley