Recap: 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Was Fun…But Is It Worth the Money?

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Despite the weather forecast saying that it would rain on Saturday, it turned out to be the perfect sunny day for the 10th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic at Liberty State Park.

The unofficial kick-off to summer in New York City, brought out celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Nicole Kidman, and of course host Neil Patrick Harris.

Still, for most of the guests who could only afford to shell out $150 for general admission tickets, it was a field divided by The Haves and The Have Nots.

Let’s start with The Haves  — because that’s more fun.

Those guests paid $500 to recieve a bottle of champagne, a “gourmet lunch box” and actual seats to take in the polo match that no one would be watching.

On the other end — The Have Nots — guests simply just got access to a park. For $150, that’s all you got. Not even a free glass of ($23) champagne.

It seems a bit ridiculous, to me at least, to shell out that much money for a chance for you and your friends to dress up and sit on grass.

Clarification: It seems a bit ridiculous to shell out that much money for a chance for you and your friends to dress up, sit down on grass, bring your own food, bring your own blankets and chairs, sneak in your own liquor and listen to Alicia Keys belt out three hit songs.

And although I had a really great time taking tons of photos against the striking green grass and blue skies, the entire afternoon felt a bit empty.

Would any of that money go to students who were interested in learning how to play polo? Would any of that money go to scholarships, or to help the homeless, or any greater cause? Or would I just get bomb Instagram photos?

Listen: If you want an amazing afternoon to stunt, attend the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. But perhaps I want it to be so much more.

Update: The website says the event offers “support” to Key’s charity Keep a Child Alive and the Friends of Liberty State Park.

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