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Today: Bacardi Wants to Whisk You to a Mystery Island in the Bermuda Triangle

Halloween is almost here and you have some options for the big day. You could buy a costume and go to the local bar as a zombie or sexy kitten. You could even run a half marathon or strut your stuff at the Lincoln Road costume parade.

Or you could be whisked away to a mystery island in the Bermuda Triangle for a weekend of intrigue, drink, and music, courtesy of Bacardi and Pandora.

See also: Bacardi: Spirited Family

On Halloween weekend, Bacardi Rum will host Bacardi Triangle, a three-day adventure where 1,862 invited guests will be flown to the five-star Waldorf Astoria El Conquistador resort in Puerto Rico for a themed Halloween extravaganza that includes global DJs, living mermaids, performance artists, voodoo shacks, and tribal food huts. Why 1,862 guests? That's a nod to the year Facundo Bacardi founded Bacardi rum, so we're guessing lots of rum is involved in this mermaid-filled soiree.

As if that's not cool enough, these same revelers will be whisked away by thematic boat (we're guessing pirate ship) to a private Caribbean island in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle for a mega concert featuring performances by Grammy award-winning DJ Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar, and Ellie Goulding. As Goulding says, "I have played in many incredible places across the globe -- and I can't wait to see if Bacardi Triangle is as amazing as it looks."

How do you get on the guest list? According to a Bacardi spokesperson, you could befriend one of the three artists performing, who are allowed to invite a limited number of friends and family, or you could win your way onto the island.

Starting Monday, September 22, visit for your chance to win. Five U.S. winners will gain the opportunity to crash this awesome party. Best part? Each winner can bring three guests (we're free that weekend, just saying). You must be 21 or over to enter and be a United States resident (Utah residents are not eligible).

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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