Even the famous can’t escape the lure of the Kentucky Derby. Whether we're talking A- or D-list, one doesn’t have to look far to see a familiar face from television or sports. While many are cajoled by party promoters looking to take their shindig to the next level, there are countless stars who have fallen for the Derby’s charm: anyone from Kate Upton and Aaron Rodgers, to Kid Rock and Taylor Kinney. It’s well worth keeping your eyes peeled during the event (and that night's festivities) because you just never know who you might run into when the world turns its eyes to Louisville on Derby weekend.
The Bucket List Crosser-Offer
Attending this event is high on many out-of-towners' list of things they want to do before they meet their maker. This person can be found anywhere and everywhere and is best identified by the “Oh my gosh, I can’t believe I’m at the Derby!” expression on their face. They often spend a small fortune to see this dream come true. From sky-high hotel rates to near impossible-to-secure restaurant reservations, the bucket list crosser-offer is pulling out all of the stops (and draining their bank account while at it) in the pursuit of taking part in a tradition approaching its 142nd year. They will bet on every race, drink one too many mint juleps, and will let nothing stop them from having the time of their lives.