Yes, this Saturdays Captain Morgans Fantasy Fest Parade on Duval Street in Key West is a healthy distance from Miami. But is three hours really so long to drive for hordes of shirtless women with butterflies painted on their boobs? We think not. Especially when the theme this year the 30th anniversary of the event, by the way is Villains, Vixens, and Vampires and the grand marshal is Bridget Marquardt of The Girls Next Door. Expect the 50 gigantic homemade floats stretching from White Street to Front Street to be plastered with exotic sights galore, in keeping with the unwritten rule that all Fantasy Fest events be awesome.
The festival as a whole began last Friday, October 23, but this Saturday is the night. Get out on Duval at noon if youre hard-core; otherwise, Marquardt kicks things off at 7 p.m. The parade is free, but if youre going down to Key West, we imagine youll be spending cash on other things.
Sat., Oct. 31, 7 p.m., 2009