Have you spotted our ad in ABATE’s Hoosier Motorcyclist Magazine?! Just this week, our ad appeared on page 45 in the “Dust off your bike . . . ” February/March issue. You may notice that our book cover in the ad, ironically, was CENSORED! Justina had to superimpose a teacher’s blackboard over partially naked and body-painted body parts presented, we thought, quite tastefully on the book’s cover. Note: This is the monthly magazine published by the organization that has hosted da Boogie for 34 consecutive years!
We are indebted to the HMM editorial board for allowing us to compromise the book’s cover in order to advertise it. We are also indebted to ABATE for its continued annual sponsorship of da Boogie. We are much looking forward to celebrating at ABATE’s 35th Boogie in July! See you there! BOOGIE ON!
Speaking of ironies, here’s an excerpt from Chapter One . . .
Whenever talking about da Boogie with locals, a Boogie devotee typically gets a comment of either wistful intrigue or instantaneous and adamant scorn.
“Yeah, I’d love to go to da Boogie! But my old man won’t let me. He says it’s way too wild. Of course . . . he goes every year.”
“I wouldn’t go to the Boogie if you paid me. From what I hear, it’s all fat, naked people having orgies all week. It’s sinful! And I hate camping . . . and mud . . . and crowds . . . and loud music.”
Obviously, even people who’ve never been to da Boogie or even a less-fabled motorcycle rally have—carry—their own Boogie and rally stories even though they’ve never been to one . . . or either . . . or any.
“Curiouser and curiouser,” offers Alice from her own Wonderland stories.
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