Last year, Preakness Stakes’ InfieldFest put its beer-guzzling centaur mascot Kegasus out to pasture, which must have been music to the ears of Del. Pat McDonough and others who felt that the low-brow horse-man promoted binge drinking among InfieldFest attendees and was generally sort of infantile and disgusting.
And it’s a good thing he’s gone, because he would absolutely hate the headliner that Maryland Jockey Club has chosen for 2014: 17-year-old Kiwi singer-songwriter Lorde. Not only is the recent Grammy winner too young to drink, her major hit, “Royals,” is an unambiguous celebration of working-class identity and a takedown of self-destructive partying.
We can only hope that no one at InfieldFest will be sober enough to register the irony.
Oh well. No one listens to the lyrics anyway, right?
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