Indy 500 Snake Pit – 5.26.13

First of all, today is my birthday. I am far too old and grumpy to be having a real party but I am going to be drinking booze and trying to ruin lives at The DL. My homie Prince Terry is Djing and there is a Patricia Field thing going on too. If you want to come to that I will be there and we can fight or make out or cry or arm wrestle or something. Also, if you want to buy me something awesome, I need 35mm film for an upcoming road trip.

Now, more importantly I got back from the Indianapolis 500 yesterday and I have pictures to prove it. A friend in Indy hit me up a few days ago and was like, “You should come to the Indy 500, it’s insane.” At first I kinda laughed it off but then I realized I was borrowing a car and it was only a 12 hour drive so  I hit up a the Village Voice and they wanted the pictures so I had my gas and hotels paid for so I was on the way to Indianapolis.

So I don’t know anything about car racing. Evidently the Indy 500 is Indycar racing and not Nascar. I have been told that Indycar is somehow less rednecky and they don’t have roofs on their cars. I couldn’t tell you any more than that because I was in the middle of this MASSIVE race track that had a golf cart and a rave inside it so I didn’t actually see any racing and I have never watched a race in my life except for the Sports Center highlights when stuff explodes.

Anyway, back to the rave inside the tack… It’s called “The Snake Pit” and it was kinda like a mini EDC or something inside the track except with less music, more patriotism, less drugs and more booze. It was like a frat party, meets a rave, meets a tailgate. Diplo and Afro Jack DJ’d on either side of an awkward bikini contest and there was a slide and a mechanical pig.

Have you ever seen Diplo DJ at 10am? Cause now I have. I’ve seen that dude DJ probably close to 30 times but never before noon. Luckily people were black out drunk by 9am so no one seemed to notice that Afrojack went on at lunch time. The party was totally fucking madness but I didn’t see any cars crash (I didn’t really see any cars) and no one got naked. While this is tragic I did take a ton of photos and I think you will enjoy them no matter what you look for in one of my photo galleries.

So click here for the massive, insane gallery from the Snake Pit at the Indy 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

Indy 500 Snake Pit

 

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  1. Tim
    May 29th, 2013 | 8:37 pm

    Hey it’s my birthday today too! Happy Birthday Igor.

    been following you for a couple of years now. Love the site. Keep it up. Sorry I missed you when you were in Indy. Next year?
    Cheers!
    Tim in Indy

  2. June 1st, 2013 | 10:01 pm

    Thanks a bunch, although I don’t think I will be making the race next year…

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