oh, no - that's the great thing about PL competitions and BB competitions - there's no negativity. *everybody* cheers *everybody*.
i remember my first BB competition, i went with my trainer. there was a guy behind us who was mocking the competitors who were in less than contest condition including one guy who, frankly, was so out of place it was ridiculous - he was pale, he was pasty, and he had a beer belly. but he was up there posing away and having a grand old time and the guy behind us was booing and heckling until my trainer [who's turn in the masters division hadn't come up yet] turned around and said "hey you - i don't see you up there".
that's what it was like at the first one - the girl who took fourth was built like a newborn colt. she tried *so* hard to get the tires off the ground for the 250lb deadlift that she collapsed and needed oxygen from the EMTs. everybody cheered like crazy when she got up wobble-kneed and waved "i'm all right!".
you're not competing against the others as much as you're competing against yourself.
although, yeah - there were more than a few chuckles every time that stupid log hit my boobs and jammed. was starting to feel very http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs12/f/20..._KANETAKER.jpg
(only, you know, without the hot-and-sexy part)