Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Some miscellaneous Long Beach bitchin' complaing

So you had the average (and I mean that in the most complimentary way) Sportsters, those with some class that have the minor modifications necessary to make them worthy. You had some full on chopped out Ironheads, always a Lady Hump pleaser... and then you had the regulars. The baggers that come out once a month. The standard, "Yeah, I ride a Harley." which is pretty much what's keeping the company alive today. If it wasn't for the "ethnic" riders buying showroom stockers, they'd have gone under a few decades back. Say it ain't so? It is. Who else is going to drop $25K on a floor model and THEN another $5-10K on mods? Holy mole' Pepe! So, yeah there was a TON of vendors here (again, it was the "last" summer hurrah, what did you expect?), then I ask you, why in the hell are you selling non-cycle stuff? I no longer blame the Vendors. I blame the event organizers. This could have been remedied long ago, but the desire for whoring out the Veterans, at the Veterans Stadium, was more important than sticking to the content rules of vendors: (as stated at the Toppings Event website)
1) The So-Cal Cycle Swap does not permit the sales of counterfeit merchandise. Vendors suspected of selling couterfeit merchandise will be asked to leave without refund. Event management cooperates with law enforcement and copyright owners in the investigation of sales of counterfeit merchandise.
2) TheSo-CalCycleSwap is restricted to Cycle related items only. 
3) Vendors selling or displaying any non-cycle related items may be asked to leave without refund. 
4) Absolutely no food or drink products of any kind are to be sold or given away. 
Thanks for the beer! You know who you are! 500 Forever...
5) No knives, guns, or weapons are to be sold or displayed (cycle related or not). 
6) No objectionable material please.

 Softail Gremlins perhaps?

Some nice spiky stuff on that last one...

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