And trying to get the paraders' attention and getting them to move is like herding cats.
From Key West 2011
It's slower than molasses trying to move the crowd during Fantasy Fest.
This is the locals parade.
Sunset sails are available for hire. If you're lucky, it won't be cloudy.
One of the watering stations at the locals parade. The people in blue are volunteer staffers.
Sitting on the dock at sundown is an old and honored tradition at Key West, no matter the time of year. Here, the sun is piped down.
Isn't it always?
A sunset sail
Thurston Howell III
Lots of seats for rent if you want to watch the parade from the safety of the Women's League lawn.
Just a group out for a snack.
There's a red day during the week.
Everybody wants to get into the act.
Arrrr, matey! Shiver me timbers.
Everybody's a photographer at Fantasy Fest.
Fantasy Fest is covered by stations in Florida.
Not just spectators.
The band at the local's parade.
There's a head dress competition.
Usually you don't see trash like this, and it was cleaned up before long.
The feathered avenger wears a mask.
The gang from Gilligan's Island dropped by.
Early for the parade.
Ed Hardy zombie.
A lovely curtsey.
The DJ for one of the street parties outside our hotel.
The Conch Republic. Unfortunately, they were never open when we were there.
Several cruise ships stop by during Fantasy Fest, some for several hours, some for less time than that.
Best way to have your baby ride your bike.
From Key West's museum. I really like their sculpture garden.
Someone is missing a point somewhere.
Those apostrophe's are killers.
The theme in 2011 was Aquatic Afrolic, apparently sponsored by Bud Light.
Two quick clips, one showing all the camps on the Tuesday before the burn and the second showing how deserted the area is after Exodus.
From Burning Man 2011 - videos
A couple of art cars pass by, then Maria Del Camino comes by. See http://boingboing.net/2012/09/16/maria-del-camino-a-mutant-exc.html
for more information.
We got to ride on a PG&E art car with a gang of PG&E'ers, and it was quite a ride with a great group of people.
a portent of things to come -- there was a sign alerting people that they couldn't buy tickets on site for the first time ever.
Louise decorated the urinal near our camp site. She even left a radio for men to listen to. All decorations were removed after the event, of course.