A Better Fantasy Than the Football Kind

Yes, this Saturday’s Captain Morgan’s 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 you’re hard-core; otherwise, Marquardt kicks things off at 7 p.m. The parade is free, but if you’re going down to Key West, we imagine you’ll be spending cash on other things.
Sat., Oct. 31, 7 p.m., 2009


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