Last weekend I went down to the Florida Keys with some friends. The purpose of the trip was twofold: 1) To enjoy close-to-nature beach-camping at Bahia Honda State Park, and 2) To enjoy close-to-nude debauchery at Key West's "Fantasy Fest". Both, uh, folds, were acheived. Below, you'll find all the pictures fit to post, which is about 5% of the pictures taken by my buddies Raphael and Myles.
The first night at the fest we wore aquatic-themed costumes because a bar called the Green Parrot was having a "sea monster's ball". Karen and I were jellyfish (probably different species), and Raphael was a vampire squid.
After that, Raph and I were The Dude and Walter from The Big Lebowski. Both my jellyfish and Dude costumes got a lot of attention, but different kinds. With the jellyfish it was mostly cute women who wanted to pop the bubblewrap. With The Dude, it was mostly nerdy, male, movie buffs who wanted to quote from the film. In the future, I will be sure to design all my costumes with interactive features that appeal especially to women.
Our costumes were pretty lame compared to some of the other folks'.
Sexy pirates were popular...
...as were superheroes.
The body painting on display was pretty impressive.
The Kentucky Colonel (kernel?) made an appearance.
Everyone really got into the spirit of the night.
Well, almost everyone.
Some of us had too much fun.
We even had some good conditions for windsurfing. The water was the color of bubblegum icecream.
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