Flo Rida's Newest Miami Gig: Grand Marshal of the Great Grove Bed Race
Now's your chance to get in bed with Flo Rida.
That's right. The rapper, sometimes actor, and Kate Upton spanking specialist is making yet another Miami appearance next month. And because it'll be at Coconut Grove's annual Great Grove Bed Race, there's a good chance you'll catch him between the sheets.
The pride of Carol City will get low with judges including Mayor Thomas Regalado, The Voice's Karina Iglesias, and Commissioner Marc Sarnoff to guide the teams racing their homemade bunks and bassinets down Bayshore Drive on Sunday, Nov. 3.
"I love my fans, so when I get the chance to interact with them, it's beautiful," Flo Rida said in a statement. "Growing up in South Florida, I've always known, before I had a record deal, that the thing is to go out and put on the show."
But don't hate, because Flo has made a habit of turning right round (see what we did there?) and giving back to the Miami community. He's donated these (admittedly wacky) football uniforms to the Carol City high school football team, for example. And with his Grand Marshaling gig next month, he's poised to help Miami's disadvantaged women. No, not by telling them how great their asses look in those Apple Bottom jeans -- part of the proceeds from the Great Grove Bed Race will go to Dress for Success.
As in past years, the Bed Race takes place on Bayshore Drive near Peacock Park. The festivities begin with a Pajama Pub Crawl starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, starting at Duffy's Sports Grill and hitting up Grove businesses until the a.m. At 11 a.m., a more family friendly pajama party helps to kick off the race day festivities, along with live music, and a parade of contestants. Racing itself runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission costs $5. Visit thegreatgrovebedrace.com.
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