While the Kentucky Derby party season officially got underway weeks ago with the epic fireworks event Thunder Over Louisville, the derby's party circuit proper begins this evening.
Once the show starts, barge workers head into a container — like a transport container you’d see on a train — and close the doors. They never actually see the show. All you hear is thumping. It sounds like a war zone.
One year, though, it rained badly on Oaks night, and we were using squeegees and vacuums on the red carpet the following morning because we didn’t want these celebrities to hear their shoes make squishing noises