Kingsley Catering provided standard fare with a selection of sandwiches, hot dogs, and sodas - the beef barbeque was particularly good and not too messy. A cash bar was also on the ready for those so inclined, with Louisville's own Derby City Roller Girls doing the bartending in funky short skirts and fishnet stockings. Bourbon was in plentiful supply due to Maker's Mark being a sponsor for the first time this year. The Roller Girls weren't stingy when it came to mixing the drinks, with a hefty dose of Kentucky nectar in the mint juleps and "Paparazzi" (a specialty drink made of bourbon, peach schnapps and iced tea). Tasty.Scanning the crowd, I noticed a select few dressed in celebrity costumes for the contest to take place later that evening. Both men and women participated, portraying world renowned and less-celebrated celebrities. Fidel Castro and Lisa Nowak (the NASA astronaut accused of a kidnapping plot) could be seen mingling with the crowd, as well as Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, whose real-life counterpart was due to arrive on Derby Day. The Queen turned out to be [Kay Grubola], artistic director for the Louisville Visual Art Association, the organization putting on and benefiting from the event.
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