Photos: Grill Fest 2012 – Chilli Eating Contest – Bristol UK

Welcome to the pain factory

So after Breakfast Club (first Sunday of the month, all friends and contacts invited to hook up at a cafe by the harbour), I did my usual Walk. 3 miles of solo time to clear mind, think through current novel(s) and get some exercise to counterbalance the hours I spend glued to a desk/computer combo.

Then I went to Grill Fest.

They were running a chilli eating contest with a very nice prize for the winner, a BBQ smoker worth nearly £200.  About a dozen folks lined up at a long table placed at the front of a large stage, before a very large crowd of folks eager to witness people go through some pain.

Each contestant was given a bucket (to vomit into) and a glass of milk (to soothe the burning). If anybody used either bucket or milk – they were out of the contest.

There was a lot of smiling faces peering back at the crowd. At first.

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - the contestants line up

The contestants line up

The contestants line up. Buckets and glasses of milk, cruel icons of relief that are beyond touch.

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - the heat builds

The heat builds – first man fear

The bloke on the left went from bravado to jaw-clenched terror after the first chilli.

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - the heat really builds

The heat REALLY builds

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - a sideline hero

A sideline hero

The guy with the hat might have your attention but keep your eyes on the bloke with the shades. He’s about to come close to winning but he has to fight through a napalm firestorm in his bowels to do so.
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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest -hero meets his mark

Hero hits the threshold – clench those bumcheeks!

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - hero quits or tries to

Hero quits… or tries to

After 15 minutes of physically quivering in pain, sweating, retching with tongue poking out, the man tries to stand up and throw in the towel.

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - hero persuaded to stay female charm over gut inferno

Hero persuaded to stay – female charm over insane gut inferno

Our hero falls for the beguiling charm of our female protagonist contestant. Just a couple more naga ghost chillis smeared in satan’s sh*t.

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - looking a chanting crowd stay stay stay

Looking out to a chanting crowd – stay! stay! stay!

He’s on fire and the crowd go wild. A chorus of chanting wells up. Stay! Stay! Stay!

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - hero questions the sanity to continue

Hero questions his sanity to continue

So he stays. The next chilli leaves him utterly incapable of talking.

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - hero serious doubts the sanity of his decision to continue

It isn’t over until the fat lady sings

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - hero crumples hero folds hero dies

Brave effort but our hero crumples in a wave of sweat and gut-clenching acid

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Grill Fest - July 2012 - Bristol UK - BBQ pork ribs and chilli eating contest - the winner

Girl power – the persuader wins!

Quite incredible. She barely even began to perspire.

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