VVIPs treated like royalty at Met
The 39th running of the J&B Met took place in the sweltering Cape Town heat at the Kenilworth Racecourse yesterday.
Hundreds of people put on their best clothes – and some their-not-so-best threads – and came out to be seen and put some money on the horses.
There was ample seating, food and drinks for all in attendance, and if you were one of the few who were invited into the sponsor’s VVIP marquee, you had everything you needed.
The J&B marquee played host to some of the most popular faces in the country – Boitumelo Thulo, Basetsana Kumalo, Khanyi Mbau, Khanya Mkangisa, Stoan Seate, Lalla Hirayama, Lunga Shabalala, Chad Saaiman and Sinalo Yezwa were all there.
Guests in the VVIP area – which came complete with its own spa – were given massages, and had beauticians at hand to touch up their make-up and hair, so they looked fresh all afternoon.
An efficient team ran the fully stocked bar and made sure guests had all the free refreshments they needed.
Guests feasted on paella, calamari, braaied meats, a permanent coffee bar and a wonderful dessert selection.
As always, the marquees also had entertainment laid on throughout the afternoon and once the main race was run, the DJs took over to get the party started.
Part of the J&B Met’s charm is how chilled it is. The weird and wonderful fashion makes for an interesting afternoon and a great party well into the evening.