The “Snake Pit” is the area of the Indianapolis 500 infield reserved for party animals. Opening at 7 AM, The Pit hosts tens of thousands of rednecks and college students partying under one flag (‘Merica) and one rule: get so blasted that you forget completely forget there’s a massive race going on around you.
But this year’s Pit was a little different from the past. Because the organizers saw fit to hire Diplo and Afrojack to get the party started, a younger, more female-friendly crowd showed up–that’s a good thing (especially when the understood dress code involved stars and stripes).
I think we can all agree that hot chicks getting drunk at a race is about as American as it gets.
So check out some of the best photos from the events including a bikini contest and women “expressing themselves” to Diplo’s music.
Photographer : Nate “Igor” Smith | Image copyright: Village Voice
Also, I think we can all agree that this past weekend in Indianapolis was probably one of the craziest nights that city has ever seen. Not only did they host the Indy 500, the Pacers hosted the Miami Heat that same night.
Edit: There were references to the fact that the Indy 500 is a NASCAR race. The writer is from New York and has learned his lesson.