Originally Posted by Podge
There's a thin line between enjoying yourself and having a good time. If you want to have a good time, I know of a thousand better ways to spend $700 for a good time. This is a contest, a competition, treat it as such. Besides, you "having fun" could be a nuisance to your neighbors.
I should add too, that BBQ people are the freindliest people in this country. If you have a question, ask. If you need help, ask.
It is possible to have a good time, and compete. I know LOTs of teams that do it. Enjoying yourself is table stakes, right? Unless you have some DSM-IV classifiable issue that causes you to do things you dislike, you aren't going to drop the coin if you dont enjoy it. So it has to be about having a good time, and a good time competing.