A guide to this year's Preakness
Pssst -- wanna sneaky preaky at tomorrow's Live! weekend section? I know you do, and you're in luck.
I wrote a big piece about the split personalities of Preakness. There's the vile infield and the prim and proper pavilion.
It's more than just that, though. It's a cheat sheet -- a guide for revelers, with everything from drink prices to stage locations and set times ...
This year's musical roster, which features the Zac Brown Band and O.A.R., is sure to appeal to more people than last year's. Be prepared to ping-pong between the two stages at either end of the infield, because none of the performances will overlap. Each band will play a full set — unlike last year, when some of the shows were cut short to accommodate the races.
DJ Yummy gets things rolling at 8 a.m., Mr. Greengenes goes on at 9 a.m. and the music continues until 5:30 p.m. Need more entertainment? The infield will also have an oxygen bar, foosball, air hockey, beer pong and cornhole tables, a tent offering wagering advice, a volleyball tournament, bikini contest and scavenger hunt. They're also giving away a ton of prizes, including iPods, iPads and meet-and-greets with the bands.
It might be the cover story. It might not be. You'll just have to pick up a copy and see. Ha. Like anybody reads the paper anymore.
Hee hee.(Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna)