Derby Festival is serious business.

April 23, 2009 at 9:26 am 7 comments

Last weekend I went to Kentucky as they kicked off the beginning of Derby Festival.  There was an air show, fireworks, lots of AC/DC, Top Gun soundtrack and drunk, shirtless people all on the river bank.  It was a fun time.  I took 476 pictures that day and I still have to go through all of them, but here are some that I’ve uploaded already.


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. DarcKnyt  |  April 23, 2009 at 10:29 am

    GREAT shots, hon! Fantastic job you did! Can’t wait to see the others as they’re posted.

  • 2. whatigotsofar  |  April 23, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Where’s your Derby hat?

    Yes, I said Derby hat.

    All the fashionable ladies attend the Derby with a new Derby hat.

  • 3. DarcsFalcon  |  April 23, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Those fireworks pics are so clear, it’s amazing! You do good work hon – I’m looking forward to seeing the rest!

    Will you be going to the Derby itself?

  • 4. Stranger  |  April 23, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Dk – Thanks! After a while, they all start to look the same to me so I gave up on it for a bit. I’ll resume uploading soonish.

    WIGSF – I’m not very fashionable, nor a hat person.

  • 5. Stranger  |  April 23, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    DF – You must have commented just as I was responding to the other two.

    Thanks, by the way! And no, I won’t be going to Derby. Part of me wishes I would be, but the other part that burned from being in the sun with SPF 50 is relieved.

  • 6. Monique  |  April 24, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Great photos! My friend is a news producer in Louisville and she made Thunder Over Louisville out to be a nightmare, so I haven’t gone. Looks like fun … if I can get someone else to drive!

  • 7. Stranger  |  April 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks, Monique!

    It actually wasn’t a bad time at all. We went early and just sat by the river bank the whole time. If you end up going next year and you go early & plan on staying all day like we did, I suggest bringing cards or something to keep yourself occupied for the moments of boredom.


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