Wednesday, August 15, 2012

R.P. Event of the Year


As we approached the parking lot outside the venue, we knew that we were out of our element.  We walked between the Bentleys, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and numerous other cars we’d never actually dreamed of seeing in person, through the entrance gate at the back, and out onto a field that might as well have been a different planet.  I might be exaggerating a little bit, but it was assuredly a new experience for our whole family to attend an honest to goodness Polo Tournament!  I instantly felt underdressed and wished I was wearing a polka-dot dress while cheering inappropriately for a team and sport that I knew nothing about. 

The tournament was free and open to any and all, though you could pay 190€ per person for the chance to sit in the VIP area.  (Don’t you know that only rich people are important?)  We slummed it in the free area, since we didn’t have enough cash on us, and had a great time trying to figure out the rules and watch the matches all while attempting to also wrangle very wriggly 2 & 4 year old girls.  Eventually we gave up and took the girls over to the giant bouncy giraffe for jumping and a spot where they could ride a pretend horse and attempt to jump over actual gates. 

Annika was not happy about this picture, and/or was attempting to perfect her McKayla Maroney pout.

 Mayzie wasn't so happy about this one. 

 The rich people were waaaay over under the tents. 

 We preferred to slum it with the blanket crowd.  

Annika was teaching Mayzie how to ride the pretend horse. 

All in all it was a very lovely afternoon seeing how the other 1% likes to entertain themselves.  I think I could actually get into Polo, should I ever be so lucky to be able to both learn the rules and actually watch a game.  In the end, we decided that a Polo Tournament ranked way up the list of really rich (mostly white) people activities. 

Other Rich People Activities:
-Yachting
-Sailing
---yeah…that’s as far as we got actually.  Isn’t it funny how the fact that we aren’t rich hinders our ability to even imagine what activities really rich people enjoy?  What would you put on that list?  

Annika already wants to learn how to play polo though.  FYI: I was so ignorant about this game that I didn't even know that there is an International Women's Polo Association.  Hopefully we strike it rich so we can dream of new and exciting rich people activities to show our children.      

2 comments:

  1. The blanket crowd always ends up being more fun anyway.

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    1. Agreed & the dress code is much more flexible.

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