Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sturgis 50th Anniversary v. Sturgis 75th Anniversary

Last year I visited the Devils Tower National Monument and had the opportunity to notice a poster hanging next to the Ice Cream shop in the Devils Tower Trading Post. Although I didn't get a picture of it at the time, I then asked if anyone was going to Sturgis next year (2016, this year) to please take a couple shots of this poster for me. Huge thanks to Jessica @Playfulplumeria for taking these shots of that poster (even with the glare) THANK YOU!

Here's a quick observation; Sturgis in 1990 v. Sturgis 2015

The most noticeable differences?

(aside from the lack of Baggers in 1990, you might count maybe a few...)

The complete lack of corporate footprints in 1990... 

~ versus ~

The diarrhea of advertising 2015

People have different opinions on the current ever increasing ever marginalizing corporate involvement-infiltration involved in motorcycle(s) "profiteer" events/etc., but if you have any question as to my opinion, it's this:


We didn't need them before (as is evident) and YOU really don't need them now. 

Support Grassroots

Refuse and Resist


Eliminate the Corporate Agendas

Make Friends Not Fans

1 comment:

Dustin Blackesthart said...

Sometimes I think corporate sponsorship is ok but then I see something like this and it's just a giant ad for everything I don't need or want.