Westminster, Brooklyn just bested your ass. Er, well, sort of.
The scoop is that the Gucci Masters horse competition--the creme-de-la-creme of show-jumping events (not that you didn't already know, duh)-- is coming to Brooklyn. To the currently non-existent Barclays Center, to be precise. With existing events in Paris and Hong Kong, the coordinators wanted to add one more venue, and naturally, they chose Brooklyn because of our culture and esteem.
Except, like, not. Or that's not what I gather from this Wall Street Journal article, which makes the whole decision sound like the Gucci Peeps chose Brooklyn because it's kinda hilarious and ironic, and those involved in the "glamour sport" need to, like, prove they've got a sense of humor or something.
Anyone else get the vibe that this is sorta like that episode of Every Sitcom Ever wherein the mean bully child invites the special ed kid to the birthday party for entertainment? Except those episodes always ended with some sort of moral epiphany, and this one's bound to end with a lot of horse shit.
[Editor's Note: This just in. Andrea Boccelli, the famous Italian tenor who makes my mom get all teary-eyed every Christmas, will also be playing the Barclays Center next year. In fact, as I type this, I'm listening to Andrea Boccelli's entire Christmas Album on speaker phone. I called to ask my mom which track made her weepy and since she can't really decide, she's playing all of them for me.]