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Photos: 2015 Snakepit Ball

On Saturday night, celebrities and athletes walked the red carpet on their way into the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Festival Snakepit Ball, the annual pre–Indianapolis 500 fundraiser at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indy.

Since first joining Indianapolis Monthly in 2000, West has written about a wide range of subjects including crime, history, arts and entertainment, pop culture, politics, and food. His feature stories have twice been noted in the Best American Sports Writing anthology and have received top honors from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. “The Collapse,” West’s account of the 2011 Indiana State Fair tragedy, was a 2013 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the category of Best Reporting. He lives on the near-east side.