Travis Kelce makes surprise appearance at pre-Kentucky Derby party – NBC Boston

Originally published on E! Online

Travis Kelce doesn’t have to fight for his right to party during Kentucky Derby weekend.

To kick off the festivities, the Kansas City Chiefs star made a surprise appearance at Sports Illustrated’s Revel at the Races party at the Ice House in Louisville on May 3, one day before the horse racing event at Churchill Downs.

Kelce, wearing a mint green button-down shirt with white embroidery over a white top, was seen sitting in a VIP area and also backstage, as seen in a photo by Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall, who had performed with bandmate Drew Taggart, shared on his Instagram stories.

During their headlining set, the duo played and sampled songs by Travis’ girlfriend Taylor Swift — “Our Song” and “Mean,” the Courier-Journal reported.

The bash came almost more than two months after the NFL star and the Grammy winner celebrated the Chiefs’ 2024 Super Bowl victory with the Chainsmokers in their DJ booth at a Las Vegas nightclub.

Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter Dannielynn Birkhead’s Kentucky Derby Days

Swift, who is preparing to embark on a European leg of her Eras Tour on May 9 after a two-month hiatus, was not spotted at the Sports Illustrated bash.

During her hiatus, she and the NFL star were spotted together several times, including on a night out in California, including a double date with Gigi Hadid and Bradley Cooper, vacationing in the Bahamas, partying at Coachella and at events with are Kansas City Chiefs. quarterback Patrick Mahomes and wife Brittany Mahomes in Las Vegas, where Kelce called Swift his “significant other” at his teammate’s charity auction.

The Sports Illustrated bash took place on the same day as another pre-Kentucky Derby party, the Barnstable Brown Gala. That event featured celebrity guests such as Tracy Morgan, Josh Groban and the late Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead, 17, and her father Larry Birkhead.

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