Doing “the Wave” with Tire Smoke
by Zack K
We at TST don’t really like sports. Super Bowl: Excuse to drink and eat. Hockey: Only cool in person. Baseball: horrible. I’ll watch a select few college football teams, but even that requires the stars to align just right. By “stars” I mean, “at home with my parents and use my alma mater as a way to avoid answering mom’s questions on any recent sexual activity I’ve had.(true story).” Not going to sports games means not getting to do “the wave.” That’s not really a problem, because after you turn 14, you realize “the wave” is actually kind of lame. I’m sure this group calisthenic was super cool back in the 40s, but that was also a time where hula-hoops were the shit. (jump for the video)
Besides, don’t they realize that people go to sports games to sit? If I wanted exercise, I’d play the sport. Don’t sell me bad ice cream, 5 $9 beers and a hot dog and then make me do squats. I’m sure my lack of commitment to standing up with 40,000 people has to do with my lack of shit-giving to the event on the field, but I’ve personally watched the enthusiasm of nearby fans dwindle over the years. We’re all kind of over it. “The wave” can’t really compete in the time of X-Games and energy drinks. Our standards for what’s exciting and fun have been raised.
But, a version of “the wave” where a line of 15 cars sequentially begin a burnout as soon as a dude with a flag sprints past the hood? That’s something I will gladly watch over and over again and would be honored to participate in. These crazy bunch of Aussies lined up 15 cars, and played burnout dominoes, filling the air with 3 colors of tire smoke. F to the yes. Next, someone develop an automotive version of a marching band. I’m thinking synchronized Gymkhana with 20 cars, yes? Enjoy.
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