My brother and I are stickfighters. We fight full contact with rattan sticks wearing only a fencing mask, thin street hockey gloves, and groin cup. Thursday or Friday night we showed up at Thunderdome, hoping to do a fight (without the harnesses). We were denied by several DeathGuild people who insisted that it would be "too dangerous!" You'd think they'd be interested in seeing some real action, but I guess they're more about the show than actual combat.
So we just walked a little ways away and had our own fight next to their dome. It only lasted a couple of minutes, but a small crowd turned around from the "main event" to watch us. At one point a completely clueless couple strolled right between us during the fight, not paying the slightest bit of attention and almost had their skulls caved in.