The main event that got me up and out of the house to the Clarendon Day festival on Saturday (see below for full post) was the burrito-eating contest. “View an eating contest” is one of my goals for 2010 and I’m happy to say that I checked that one off!
This contest started off relatively sane, but by the time 10 minutes were up, the leaders had downed more than two Chipotle-size burritos and one of them had transferred those burritos from his stomach into a trash can. Good times. These images are in order taken.
After this, I basically quit photographing everyone but this dude. He was so expressive with his eating.
My favorite shot, so naturally I had to make it a dramatic black and white. Look at him swan-dive into the best burrito of his life.
Okay, make that the worst burrito. Just a few seconds after this photo was taken, this dude turned around in his chair and wretched all that burrito right into a garbage can. Poor curly-haired guy next to him got up and started eating on the other end of the table – he gets major, major props for being able to carry on after getting barfed on!
Then it was all over! The crowd goes wild!
The proud winner of, among other things, 52 free burrito coupons.