I have no idea who those folks are in that picture. But it sums up what Fantasy Fest is all about in a PG13 sort of way. First time we went to Key West was in 2008. John's employers keep their boat docked in Key West and they invite us down for this festival every year in October.
Do you know that insurance commercial with Mayhem causing mishaps and accidents. Well, it's like a whole week of those for most of the attendees at FF. It's a great place to people watch and see the most amazing costumes. And also to see no costumes, or clothing, or inhibitions. Not a place I would take my kids to but I would take my mother. She would have a blast looking at everyone!
So many different costumes. I guess the best way to describe it is Halloween for adults on Pixy sticks. Lots and lots of Pixy sticks.
One of my favorite stories was told to me on the day we were leaving Key West and we are sitting around this bar at about 9:00 am having a Key Lime Martini. Everyone is very friendly and we started talking to the guy next to us. He said that he just saw a naked guy on a moped driving through the streets of downtown KW and it was like the most normal thing to see here. Cracked me up!
A trip to Key West isn't complete until you visit Mallory Square and Cat Man of Mallory Square.
Scary and Slutty at the same time. Which is the ongoing theme for some attendees.
Heading out soon to this years Fantasy Fest and the theme is Apocalyptic Aquatics which makes me think of Zombie gold fish. I am going as a vampire one night and a peacock the next, if I can fit into them. This week of having a cold hampered my daily exercise routine.
Cheers and have a great week!