April 16, 2009

Thunder Over Louisville

This Saturday is Thunder Over Louisville which is a kick off for the Kentucky Derby festivities where there's not a whole lot of work being done in our fair city for two weeks before the The Horse Race itself. It's free and open to the public which is why you won't see me there. About 500,000 people will gather at the Ohio river on both sides of the shore to watch millions of dollars worth of fireworks go up in smoke. The Zambelli Brothers produce the show.

A few years ago, my wife and I went to the air show which precedes the fireworks. We vamoosed before the fireworks began. Before that, the only time I've seen so many drunk people in the same spot was the night before the Indianapolis 500. We always watch Thunder on TV and, if the wind is right, we can hear it too.

1 comment:

  1. About a million years ago my daughter and I met some of my friends and headed to the very first Thunder Over Louisville! It was a trip! I remember it vividly...obviously I was not drinking! Ha! My daughter would have been 10 (1991??)