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Bimmerfest 2007: Santa Barbara, CA
Mark it on your calendar, Bimmerfest 2007 will be held on May 5, 2007 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds!
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:32 AM
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This is the first I have heard of this type of thing happening in the 5 years I have attended. IMO, its bound to happen at what point as the event grows. I think its best to just forget about it, theres really nothing you can do about it.

On a good note, I have seen the up most respect in the past years with people and cars. On several occasions I have had people ask me if it was ok to feel the paint, or if they could open the door to get a picture of the interior.

This year, I was approached by a young man in his early 20's who told me he accidentally brushed up against my mirror and moved it out of place (I have the old style mirrors on the door). I found that to be very respectful of him.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:46 AM
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This is the first I have heard of this type of thing happening in the 5 years I have attended. IMO, its bound to happen at what point as the event grows. I think its best to just forget about it, theres really nothing you can do about it.

On a good note, I have seen the up most respect in the past years with people and cars. On several occasions I have had people ask me if it was ok to feel the paint, or if they could open the door to get a picture of the interior.

This year, I was approached by a young man in his early 20's who told me he accidentally brushed up against my mirror and moved it out of place (I have the old style mirrors on the door). I found that to be very respectful of him.
I was reading in another thread that they want to change the venue. This is the reason why it should not be changed.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:52 AM
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Did the "security" earn their check for the day? I was long gone before that, I got bored!
I did see a couple guys who looked like they were picked off the street wearing uniforms that had security written on them.
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:06 PM
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Did you make it up MG?

I think that all of the Dutch people who attend bimmerfest are the main problem.
Disrespect for the Dutch...

But I did not make it up, I drove up to Malibu Canyon and drank a coffee in the Colony...
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Old 05-08-2007, 12:44 PM
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This is the first I have heard of this type of thing happening in the 5 years I have attended. IMO, its bound to happen at what point as the event grows. I think its best to just forget about it, theres really nothing you can do about it.

On a good note, I have seen the up most respect in the past years with people and cars. On several occasions I have had people ask me if it was ok to feel the paint, or if they could open the door to get a picture of the interior.

This year, I was approached by a young man in his early 20's who told me he accidentally brushed up against my mirror and moved it out of place (I have the old style mirrors on the door). I found that to be very respectful of him.
Too bad more people are not like that. I saw some girl hit one of the cars with her big Gucci/Louie Vuitton/Couch (one of them bags with the logos plastered all over them) and she didn't even flinch. She just kept walking. It made a nice "ding" sound, I didn't check, but I hope it didn't ding the car.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:21 PM
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Old 05-09-2007, 01:48 PM
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They should have been "Tasered" until their hearts went into attack mode and then be left for dead. Seriously. F'in taser them!
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Old 05-16-2007, 03:21 PM
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Nope, it's not a color thing at all. Like I said, ban wifebeaters and gold chains, and the event would be cleaned up, haha.

But again, Jon, one fight between two people is nothing to get stressed over. For how many people show up, it's impressive that there aren't more problems. You can't exclude people from the event, and hiring a bunch of security guards would probably ruin the vibe. The most you can really do is handle fights with the iron fist and make an example out of people who cause trouble. That will likely discourage it from happening in the future.
In order to keep bimmerfest from growing out of control increase the fee to get in and you will also get rid of the typical expected thugs...plus you can keep it in SB.
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:23 AM
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In order to keep bimmerfest from growing out of control increase the fee to get in and you will also get rid of the typical expected thugs...plus you can keep it in SB.
That's easy for you to say!!!!
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