Via Joanne Casey's I Have Seen The Whole Of The Internet.
A tip of my blogging hat to reader Dan Noland, for his observation that this young woman is attending a dB drag racing event:
dB drag racing is a competition rewarding the person who can produce the loudest sound inside a vehicle. The "dB" means decibels of sound pressure level (SPL). In these competitions, SPL of 155 dB can be reached, and it is not unheard of to hear more than 160 dB as well.This would be a good time to quote Miranda:
Competitive vehicles can range from a small vehicle with a single amplifier and subwoofer up to a large van with dozens of amplifiers and subwoofers powered by dozens of car batteries and with upgraded electrical wiring and alternator...
During a competition, the vehicle must be driven 20 feet. Nobody is allowed to sit in the vehicle during trials because injury would be certain. The vehicles are sealed tight to maximize containment of the sound energy for the decibel level meter. The competitor stands away from the vehicle with an on/off switch control while a computer voice announces the stages for the "races"...
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world
That has such people in't!