Last Friday night we met a friend/couple at the Del Mar Fairground for the horse races and to see a certain band perform afterwards. I usually go to the races as a company outing every year so I haven't been with friends in years...or ever with the boyfriend. On opening day, San Diegans channel Kentucky and deck out in big hats, buy expensive beverages, and make our bets. Except I'm sure the
classy broads out here do it ten times shorter and show ten times more skin than you southern belles. After the first day ends, big hats really are optional around here. Most people make it a don't. Friday we only made it for the last two races since we came after work. We made a $2 bet on Troy Story and a $2 bet on Bellagio Road during the 8th race. My philosophy is to pick the horse with the best name so Troy Story was obviously a shoe in in my mind. Apparently my philosophy isn't always right. Or never right. We didn't win. Le sigh.
Originally when I asked Jeff if he wanted to go to the horse races, I mentioned there was a free concert afterwards. I told him it was a surprise. He's not a big fan of "emo" bands and always makes fun of Dashboard Confessional (who played that night) by singing "your hair is everywhereeeee" from time to time. So ten seconds after I said the concert was a surprise, I told him I'd tell him but he couldn't change his mind. I told him the band was Dashboard Confessional and he said he'd still go. Total relief.
The day before the races he asked me who the band was. I was like "remember....it's Dashboard" buddy. Apparently he thought I was kidding. Definitely not. However, he was a great sport and he may or may not have cried for the final three songs while waving his lighter app in the air.
And just so you know, I swear I own a brush even if it doesn't look like it in those pictures.
Have you been to the horse races before?
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