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post #1 of 22
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God, please give me the strength to get through this weekend!! There is a Nascar race in Bristol this weekend and you guys just would not believe the amount of people here. Bristol isn't a huge city by any means so people are just squished in here like sardines. You can't even get gas at the stations just off I-81! The race isn't even until Saturday or Sunday so it will only get worse!! I am not a Nascar fan so this is not enjoyable at all for me. I had planned on moving a few things to the new house this weekend but I'm not sure how much I will be able to accomplish with all this traffic. I might just go out tomorrow for supplies and stay in ALL weekend.
post #2 of 22
Sorry to hear it's so crowded. Hope it doesn't cause you too much trouble.

Believe me, I DO understand that exact issue as a matter of fact coming right from that Daytona Beach area. NASCAR takes over twice a year unfortunately.

Good luck to you!
post #3 of 22
I feel your pain.

When I lived in Calgary I would go into hibernation mode for the whole week during the Calgary Stampede... I think the population must swell to twice it's normal size and it takes over the ENTIRE city!

And when I went during Stampede last summer for a visit (actually to attend a high school reunion), the place was just as I remembered... a MADHOUSE! Mind you, a madhouse with gorgeous men everywhere.

QUOTE=Kellyyfaber]God, please give me the strength to get through this weekend!! There is a Nascar race in Bristol this weekend and you guys just would not believe the amount of people here. Bristol isn't a huge city by any means so people are just squished in here like sardines. You can't even get gas at the stations just off I-81! The race isn't even until Saturday or Sunday so it will only get worse!! I am not a Nascar fan so this is not enjoyable at all for me. I had planned on moving a few things to the new house this weekend but I'm not sure how much I will be able to accomplish with all this traffic. I might just go out tomorrow for supplies and stay in ALL weekend. [/quote]
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by vespacat
I feel your pain.

When I lived in Calgary I would go into hibernation mode for the whole week during the Calgary Stampede... I think the population must swell to twice it's normal size and it takes over the ENTIRE city!

And when I went during Stampede last summer for a visit (actually to attend a high school reunion), the place was just as I remembered... a MADHOUSE! Mind you, a madhouse with gorgeous men everywhere.
Something tells me that the Calgary Stampede is just not your style though.

Good luck avoiding the sudden Nascar frenzy Kelly.
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by katspixiedust
Sorry to hear it's so crowded. Hope it doesn't cause you too much trouble.

Believe me, I DO understand that exact issue as a matter of fact coming right from that Daytona Beach area. NASCAR takes over twice a year unfortunately.

Good luck to you!
Finally, someone who knows just HOW BAD it is! It's like Black Friday X 100 here.
I've never seen so many mullets and overalls with no shirts underneath in all my life! (and I'm from WV )
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
Finally, someone who knows just HOW BAD it is! It's like Black Friday X 100 here.
I've never seen so many mullets and overalls with no shirts underneath in all my life! (and I'm from WV )
Mullets? Oh that's funny!
post #7 of 22
Geez, I don't think it was even THAT bad in Alberta!
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
Finally, someone who knows just HOW BAD it is! It's like Black Friday X 100 here.
I've never seen so many mullets and overalls with no shirts underneath in all my life! (and I'm from WV )
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by vespacat
Geez, I don't think it was even THAT bad in Alberta!
You must have blocked it out of memory.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Hydroaxe
Mullets? Oh that's funny!
Yeah, mullets are funny. I like talking about mullets. Let's see you have the "camaro mullet", the "kentucky waterfall mullet", the "femmullet", the...(insert smiley with mullet) lol!
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
Yeah, mullets are funny. I like talking about mullets. Let's see you have the "camaro mullet", the "kentucky waterfall mullet", the "femmullet", the...(insert smiley with mullet) lol!
LOL!!!! Okay, how about the "skirted eggshell" The first time heard that description for that kind of mullet I went from this...
to this...



Oh make the laughing stop!

Have you seen the skirted eggshell?
post #11 of 22
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I call it a "skullet" but that is a good one too!!
post #12 of 22
My last condo was just a few blocks from Wrigley Field...talk about crowds! Also, Wrigley Field has no parking lot, so everyone parks on the street, which is tight to begin with. Even though Chicago is a big city, the concentration of people in the Wrigleyville neighborhood was claustrophobic! Of course if you live in that neighborhood, you learn to accept it as part of the charm.

On the other subject of this thread, Mullets, check out this hilarious website if you are still fuzzy about Mullet classification:

http://www.mulletsgalore.com/
post #13 of 22
It sounds awful. I hate crowds and tourists - for years I worked in Trafalgar Square in London and I couldn't walk out of the office at any time of year, thought it was worse in summer, without being accosted by Japanese and American tourists wanting to know the way to Buckingham Palace. Although I was always very polite, and I can understand their dilemmas, it just got too much. I will never live in a big city again.
post #14 of 22
umm isnt nascar a bike race or soemthing?
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by fwan
umm isnt nascar a bike race or soemthing?
It's stock car racing. Here Fwan, take a look" www.bristolmotorspeedway.com
post #16 of 22
NASCAR is a car race series. It is huge over here. I love it, but I am glad I do not live in one of the smaller towns that has a track.
I am from Augusta, GA, and the Masters golf tounament is going on this week. It is ridiculous the amount of people and traffic during that week. People that don't even have tickers come just for the party. A lot of people rent out their houses and go on vacation for that week. I had a ratty old apartment almost right across the street from the Augusta National Golf Course that rented for $1200 with another $1200 security deposit for 5 days. They trashed the place, so I got to keep it. That was 25 years ago, I can only guess what it would rent for now. I didn't even have to ask anyone to rent it, someone wrote me a letter and made me that offer. I couldn't believe it!
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kellyyfaber
Finally, someone who knows just HOW BAD it is! It's like Black Friday X 100 here.
I've never seen so many mullets and overalls with no shirts underneath in all my life! (and I'm from WV )
Oh yes I know exactly what you're talking about. Daytona has the 500 and the 300, the first and last race of the series and it just gets insane!!!!!! You can always count on mullets and lots of country music during those times of the year!

But then of course we also have Bike Week and Biketoberfest, Spring Break goes on for over a month, BCR, and hmmmmm...I think that may be it. Daytona is slammed quite a bit of the year. Though luckily they never really spill over into Ormond. I just can't get to the mall during those times or come home from Orlando very smoothly!

But again, good luck to you. I've been stuck in that yucky NASCAR traffic TOO many times! I hope you find a way to avoid it!! I feel your pain sister.
post #18 of 22
As a NASCAR fan....I sure wish I was part of the madness! Bristol is one of the most popular racetracks on the circuit, second only to Daytona. Short track, short tempers, and almost always an exciting finish. But neither I nor my hubby have a mullet, or own a pair of overalls.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by valanhb
As a NASCAR fan....I sure wish I was part of the madness! Bristol is one of the most popular racetracks on the circuit, second only to Daytona. Short track, short tempers, and almost always an exciting finish. But neither I nor my hubby have a mullet, or own a pair of overalls.
Glad to hear you don't have a mullet! There are always a handful of exceptions to the mullet rule, my roomie's dad being one. Just playing...there's actually a good portion without them! Why don't you come down to Daytona some time? I certainly know my way around and could scope out some great deals for you!!
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by valanhb
As a NASCAR fan....I sure wish I was part of the madness! Bristol is one of the most popular racetracks on the circuit, second only to Daytona. Short track, short tempers, and almost always an exciting finish. But neither I nor my hubby have a mullet, or own a pair of overalls.
Like Katherine, I'm glad you don't have a mullet, too. I didn't even think when I wrote that that someone on TCS MIGHT have a mullet (tho unlikely) and it might hurt thir feelings. I don't think ALL Nascar fans are that way.(my husband loves Little E, he's a Nascar fan) and he doesn't have a mullet or overalls. If he did, I don't think he would be my husband....or boyfriend for that matter . I've been to 1 Bristol Nascar race and it was quite an experience. It was cool that they allow you to bring in a cooler with whatever you want to bring in, they don't even check it!!! The uncool part is that if you bring a huge cooler filled with alcoholic goodies, you have to carry it up countless steep stairs. I'm serious, it's like scaling a cliff. Anyway, wasn't trying to offend anyone. Just like to have a laugh at my part of the country's expense!!!
post #21 of 22
I can empathize with the sudden crowded town. My parents live in a small town in Ontario, which is on occasion used as a filming location for "major motion pictures". A couple years ago, one took over for a huge part of the summer. The town is so small that there was no room for the residents while filming was going on downtown. To go to the bank you had to park a RIDICULOUS distance away, then wade through a crowd of movie people and slack-jawed onlookers (dude, they're gonna take 2 hrs+ to set up the shot, it's not worth standing around for!). Not to mention the huge traffic that comes with it!
post #22 of 22
i know you are sick of the people..... but i sooooooooooo wish i was there!

i am a huge nascar fan, my husband acutally hates it, i will sit through an entire race and not get up, not change the chanel, gosh i dont even know if i blink, and for those of you who watch racing know it is not an hour long program

i would love to go to a race(or all the races) in person

i know exactly how you feel though, and i am sorry for you, that many people in such a small place can drive one to the end of their rope
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