Saturday, May 1, 2010

The Kentucky Derby - Where would you sit?


I have been watching ESPN today, as they broadcast the Kentucky Derby. I must confess I forget how men and women dress for things like this. The large hats and dresses. The suits and ties. Then there is the infield. It has been raining for the entire day, and the place looks more like woodstock. People out there partying, wearing green hair, shirts half off. There are mint juleps inside under all the air conditioning and probably PBR out there in the rain.

I have wondered, where would I belong? Which group would I want to enjoy the Derby in?

It just made me realize how there can often emerge two worlds. Two sides of people. The haves and have nots. Both are there, enjoying themselves. Different drinks. Different outfits. Different perspectives of the track. of the weather.

Where would you go? Run out in the mud and get dirty? Or put on your derby hat and head into the grandstands and high society and mix with a few celebs and business tycoons?

Sometimes I kind of wish for fun sake, we could toss them around a bit. Shake the place up and everyone switch roles. Maybe the little men on the horses would become the great men in the stand who are the wealthy owners, and the slightly overweight owners would head down to those horses they are watching in their binoculars, jump on the horse, and ride them around the track in all that mud covering their expensive italians suits.

That is a race, I would like to see.

That is a race that I think Buffalo & Company would sponsor.

1 comment:

  1. Joseph Stephen CarverJuly 8, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Thank you for this post. Last spring I attended both Carolina Cup (South Carolina) and Foxfield Races (Virginia). It is an interesting place to people-watch for sure and I was amazed at how much of a difference clothing makes in human behavior. If B&C can inspire people to honor their wild as well as seersucker and bowties gets people to honor their alter-ego, then I am sure this clothing line will be wildly successful.

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