With a setting like Springdale Farm
, 2013's Derby Day celebration was a guaranteed success.
That's not entirely true, but the picture above details the flawless scenery of Austin's renowned urban farm nonetheless. The reality is that David Alan
put in a ton of work to make the 5th annual Derby Day a stellar event. Hats off to him. In no particular order, things learned that day include:
- Batch the booze. Opening a tap is the most convenient and least error-prone pour.
- Wear pastel. When else would you wear your absurd teal pants?
- Pace yourself. That's 3 oz. of whiskey and this event goes all day.
- Watch the actual Derby. A necessary 2 minute activity. With festivities in full swing, you're naturally ready to cheer wildly for something in which you have little stake.
- Don't forget the food.