So there you are: united in a shower of mud. There's gotta be a c&w song there somewhere... or maybe ladies mud-wrestling. I've never seen the latter, but I suppose it might have its particular appeal. Led a pretty sheltered life, really, not even witnessed a musical episode with a pole. However, I've often tried to figure out the mechanics of the pole. I can only assume that it must consist of a large-diameter pole containing, within itself, a narrower pole fitted with ball bearings to facilitate movement around the core.
Think of all that technology, maintenance and lubrication to keep it from squeaking and intruding upon the fine music.