Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fantasy Fest Grand Parade Tonight

Float in the 2012 Parade
     After a week of insanity, there is a light at the end of the tunnel today.   The Grand Parade is tonight and this will for all practical purposes bring the curtain down on Fantasy Fest 2013.    Yesterday was the Peoples Parade and the Street Festival, the island became a maze of people walking around in crazy costumes and having a really fun time. Traversing the island to get home was truly interesting, I felt like a mouse in a maze trying to find a route through the masses of people.

Naughty Officers to control the crowds
     It is a busy day for us at the Rum Bar today, with all of the parade participants getting mentally ready for the big doin's tonight.   We have a pair of officers to keep the crowd under control.    This is very important in an event like this one to maintain crowd control inside.   I'll have the day shift under control wit the help of my lovely assistants behind the bar. 

Bahama Bob and his able bodied assistants
    This is a day that is going to be just for the fun of  it and the end of a great Fantasy Fest week here in Key West.   The week is long and grueling, but it is always a fun one.  The Parade tonight is a wonderful way to wrap up the week of craziness.  The groups and the floats are always fun and spectacular, there are a number of eye catching figure to keep things exciting.

Eye Catching Figures
   The beads are going to be flying the whole length of the parade and the streets will be 5 or more deep with people watching the procession come on by.   I'll be at the satellite bar on the street in front of the Rum Bar from 6pm until the end of the parade.  Stop by if you are in that area and I'll be looking forward to seeing all of you tonight.  ;o)