The Pour de France – Sacramento’s second annual Bastille Day Waiter Race

Not everyone got as dressed up as this guy.


I didn’t have any exciting plans for last night — just another Thursday, and I figured I’d stay home and work on my backlog of post-processing.

Then yesterday morning I got wind via Sacramento Connect that in the evening, a scant three blocks from my apartment, the second annual Sacramento Bastille Day Waiter Race would be held. Now, given that I’ve never actually SEEN a waiter race, and given that it was practically in my back yard, this sounded like a lot more fun than sitting and staring at my increasingly slow and grumpy computer.

I initially took my camera just to take pictures… I mean, that’s what I do, right? But somewhere along the line of going through the pictures, a song popped into my head, and, well, I just had to run with it (er, no pun intended.)

So y’all have to watch the video. It’ll only take a few minutes, I promise. And make sure you turn the sound on.



For a gallery with all of these pictures, click here. :-)


(Oh, and things¬† I should know better than to do and yet somehow stupidly forget:¬† manually setting my ISO instead of letting the camera choose it. I shoot aperture priority, but that only gives me a default shutter speed of 1/100 when I’m on auto ISO. WHOOPS. :facepalm: Sorry for the blurry pics, folks. :-p)


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  1. Michelle McDaid

    Love the idea of the video. This one of the many reasons I like Zenfolio – its super easy to create slideshows with music. Although you can't add two soundtracks. LOVED the Chariots of Fire!!!!

    Jul 15, 2011 @ 10:07 am

  2. Kim

    Dammit, I really need to move back to Midtown.

    Jul 15, 2011 @ 4:01 pm

  3. WaitersRace

    Great pictures! thanks you for this report! Waiters Races happen everywhere in the world and it is important for us to have people like you who shoot the race and share on the web. Learn more on waiters race on, the international waiters race website.

    Jul 17, 2011 @ 12:49 am

  4. ediblepedal

    Great fun! We need more tongue in cheek events like this in Sacramento to lighten things up.

    Jul 19, 2011 @ 9:21 am