- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I watched A Current Affair the other night horrified as they did a report on Hoonism in Australia. I personally don’t get it, and I am curious is this state of booze fueled insanity occurs in other parts of our world.
Basically the story showed grown men (30s, 40s and 50s) meeting up for the following
getting stupidly drunk,
doing burnouts in their cars (until there is nothing left but the rim of the wheel, and even then they kept going),
bashing cars with sledge hammers because the burn out wasn’t good enough
Tipping cars over and setting fire to them
And basically acting like a pack of wild animals
Tieing lounges to the tops of the cars so they can sit on them and be driven around in circles until they fly off.
And the Police that turned up were out numbered by the thousands so couldn’t do anything to get control
They were saying that every man needs a man cave but their garage is no good because the wife can always come and interupt, so they go away and get to really be themselves. Personally, if thats what my Fiance has to do to truly be himself, then I don’t think I want to share my life with him. If I found out he was pertaking in such behaviour, I would really feel that I did not know him at all. I put that to him, and asked him if he saw any appeal in the antics that were being shown on the TV, he just rolled his eyes and told me that he isn’t a slack jawed yocal. (that made me giggle)
And for the record I have even been to the Summer Nats in Canberra and while I was suprised at the amount of people driving around and smoking it up in their cars, that wasn’t even 100th of what they showed on ACA the other night. I have also been to Motor Sport events such as V8s and Speedway, one year we went to Bathurst and everyone warned us not to go up on the hill unless we wanted our car trashed. I have since heard they have cleaned that part of bathurst up, but now these people just meet up on the street or in paddocks to act like this.
Does this Bogan sub culture exsist in other countries? Or is it just a shamefully Aussie Ocker trait that some of us prefer to ignore?