We made our way out of the main gate to scalp tickets. After an hour of this, we settled on 2 single tickets which did not guarantee that we could sit together. We get in the nice section of the derby to find other people dressed as we were and not already completely intoxicated.
The derby is sectioned off by colored wristband so every ticket gets a wristband when the ticket is torn to prevent people from cheating the system, this made things very difficult for Davis and I to cheat the system to sit together. However, where there is a will...there is always a way and I had the will.
There was a chain linked fence at the first turn of the track, so I went in the section with my wristband. I told Davis to stand on the other side (outside) of the fence, I ripped my bracelet off and passed it through the fence....and here comes Davis!! It worked!!! After many hours of sun, lack of drink, and standing we were in the same section and on our way to our 1 seat.
We arrive at our 1 seat in a box full of women and long story short-er. We made friends with them and the 2 surrounding boxes to enjoy the derby in style with seats (yes, we were given an extra so we could both sit), shade, mint julips, whisky, and wine! It turned out to be a perfect day and I can't wait to go next year!!
P.S. we lost everything we bet, but it was worth every penny!
Thanks Dave for being patient and not complaining ;)
That's a lot of roses
the winner before winning
leaving the gates
and I'll Have Another takes the roses
receiving the roses
last race of the day
good day to you sir
torn wristband, what a day
crazy things happen at the derby