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February 01, 2009

J&B Met 2009 – all the action!

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The J&B Met is the social event of the year with many celebs out and about, dressed to impress. The place to find them? Well, the J&B Met Marquee of course… The J&B Marquee consists of a main hall, three adjacent marquees and facilities to powder your nose (complete with mirrors and hair products for the ladies).

The selection of music artists was great; fun and vibey tunes got people on their feet and having a lekker jol in the main hall.

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Then we decided to try our luck at betting. Because our understanding of horse-race betting is about as accomplished as a donkey would be out of the gates, we brushed up on some race lingo by reading the handy refrerence sheet given to us at the entrance. With our minds momentarily aware of the meanings of “exacta” and “trifecta”, we placed three bets.

Watching a race at the J&B is exciting, but watching a race that you have bet on is exhilarating! We stood outside the J&B Marquee and waited as the horses came around the bend. In the main race, the crowd went wild as the race favourite, Pocket Power, leaped ahead, with Dancer’s Daughter tucked close behind. Pocket Power surged ahead and claimed the victory. We checked our ticket stubs… We had won! We had played a swinger with Pocket Power to win and Dancer’s Daughter second.

Early evening was the start of the Carducci Fashion Show with many celebs either MCing or taking part in the show. These included Miss SA 2009-Tatum Keshwa, Michael Mol, MXO, Loyiso and Janez from Top Billing, along with many others.

And what is a party without an after-party? The J&B Marquee rocked! Stunning music and an awesome venue. On the way out we just had to make a turn at the Virgin After-Party which had a stage and was set up in the middle of the racecourse.

Looking forward to seeing YOU at the Met next year, ’cause I will definitely be back!

Aslam Levy is an eMarketing Coordinator at Cape Town Tourism, you can view his personal blog here.

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