Over Dressed & Over Drunk: A Day at The Melbourne Cup {Weekly Top 10}

It’s the annual Melbourne Cup Horse Races. Think Kentucky Derby but way bigger. So big in fact the Aussies have made it a public holiday. As it turned out the actual horse racing seemed to be of little consequence – it’s time to get dressed up and get hammered.  An adult prom under the guise of a horse race.  An event that mixes high class and low brow beautifully, seamlessly and effortlessly as the afternoon draws to an end.  Are the Melbourne Cup Races about horses, fashion or champagne?  Let’s have another drink and think about it.

10 pics celebrating The 2011 Melbourne Cup courtesy of As It Is a la The Delicious Day.

Melbourne Cup 2011 All Stars

Next year buddy – four hats.

Melbourne Cup 2011 All Stars

The cheap seats.

Melbourne Cup Australians

Dirty stairs, mini skirts, cigarettes, plastic champange bottles, 3pm. This about sums it up.

Melbourne Cup Australians

A Norman Rockwell kind of feel.

Melbourne Cup Australians

White Geishas?

Melbourne Cup 2011 All Stars

Any attention is good attention.

Oh man, is that security behind me?

Melbourne Cup Australians

Adult prom – see what we mean?

Melbourne Cup 2011 All Stars

Big Winners!

Melbourne Cup 2011 Horse All Stars

Oh yes, and the horses.


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The Most Fun Place on Earth – Vang Vieng, Laos
Landscapes of Asia
Driver’s Ed – Southeast Asia Style
Protest Against Government Corruption – New Delhi, India
Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia
Best Street Food in The World – Bangkok, Thailand


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