The 13 Best Things About This Year’s Kentucky Derby, As Told By People Who Were There

“Boys in plaid pants.” Very important.

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“Being able to wear a nice dress + a crazy hat!”

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“Seeing everyone all dressed up!”

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“Food & drinks.”

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“I love the white people buying me drinks!”

Editor’s note: LOL.

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“[It’s a] fantastic social experiment of the USA.”

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“Love [the] people and the entertainment.”

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“Hats.”

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“Boys in plaid pants!”

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“Sean’s eyes.”

(That’s Sean on the right.)

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“Drinks & cigars & short dresses.”

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“Beer!”

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“My bucket list experience! Do it!”

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“This girl!!”

Aww!

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