Have fun, working class: how ordinary Americans relaxBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/have-fun-working-class-how-ordinary-americans-relax
Every year thousands of people come to the "Redneck Yacht Club" in Southwest Florida to spend a few days in tents with picnics, drinking and riding ATVs, pickups or trucks in the mud.
Brooklyn photographer Wesley Mann captured this annual event taking place on an area of 3.5 square kilometers in the place of Punta Gorda, which is also known as the Redneck Mud Park. Everyone who wants to spend time there must make an advance payment.
In addition, there are almost no other rules on the territory. According to the photographer, striptease poles, chain saws, firearms and illegal drugs are prohibited there.
Mann describes the environment as intimidating at times, but says he often pulled himself together so as not to be prejudiced against visitors to the mud park. The park is full of people during the summer patriotic holidays, for example, on the Day of Commemoration of those Killed in Wars (May 30) or on Independence Day, when visitors of all ages come.
A man driving a tuned truck with a Confederate flag.
Several boys pose for the camera at the Redneck Yacht Club.
A group of park visitors is relaxing and having fun in the company.
Several park visitors are talking to each other in the back of a pickup truck.
ATVs are very popular in the park. A guy with a bare torso poses in front of a photographer, standing on an ATV.
Mud tracks on the territory of the "Redneck Yacht Club" are also very popular: visitors drive along them on their ATVs, pickups, jeeps and trucks.
Many visitors like to show off their huge pickups, dissecting them across the endless mud expanses.
The Redneck Yacht Club attracts people of all ages and both sexes, even women with children.
Women in the park also ride quad bikes.
When trucks drive through puddles, mud splashes everywhere, including on Confederate flags.
Some people like to chat under pickups, which are raised and tuned until they become very high.
A man poses in his SUV, where there are completely no side doors, which is why dirt easily gets into the cabin.
Some wear masks, like this man, for example.
The dirty parts of the park are full of entertainment for every taste.
The men in the photo ride a quad bike with a Confederate flag.
The park is as lively at night as it is during the day. People get together in the company to continue the fun.
A group of guys and boys help push a pickup truck stuck in the mud.
The man climbed into the cooling container in search of a drink.
Visitors to the park also gather in groups near small reservoirs on the territory.
A man in sunglasses dissects a Kawaski quad bike at the Redneck Yacht Club in Florida.