And they’re off!

By: sonofabeach96

Apr 23 2016

Category: Uncategorized


Two weeks from today, The Derby will be run.  ‘Round here, that means two weeks of parties, festivals, concerts, bed races, parades, a hot air balloon glow and race, a steamboat race, and a general buzz about town.  The two week onslaught of overindulgence kicks off today, with Thunder.  It’s a day-long event featuring a full-on air show culminating in the largest fireworks display in North America.

We love our little horse race in these parts, nearly as much as we love a good party.  We hear that people from all over the world have parties on the first Saturday in May.  We get it started two weeks ahead of time.  Let the fun begin.

My songs of the day are:

“Break Me Off Some” by John Mellancamp

“All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow

“Red Wine, Mistakes, Mythology” by Jack Johnson

“Bring The Funk” by Ben Harper

“What Is And What Should Never Be” by Led Zeppelin

“Punky Reggae Party” by Bob Marley

“Another Saturday Night” by Cat Stevens

“Get Up Offa That Thing” by Tim O’Brien


40 comments on “And they’re off!”

  1. Ah! Huge fun! We do a derby party every year, fancy hats and mint juleps! Woo hoo!

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  2. Love the Derby. Those horses are gorgeous!

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  3. Interesting! I never knew there was partying there for two weeks! I think this year I’ll be placing some bets. I’ll have to hit up the racetrack here to place them. I’ve always wanted to try a mint julep.

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  4. I watch every year, but actually attending is at the top of my bucket list!

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  5. Sounds like fun! and great entertainment😊

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  6. The hats! Ladies wear hats!

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  7. Sounds like a blast !!! 🙂

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  8. Sounds like such fun!!

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