They call it the Masquerade March because Fantasy Fest is organized by a private company and sales make festivities. Everyone else calls it the Locals' Parade. Its one of my favorite parts of the week of bacchanalia called Fantasy Fest but zombie bike ride is rising in the standings, if only I had been off this year for the ride I'd have liked to have seen that in person too.
The parade set off early at 4:57 precisely yesterday afternoon from the Frances Street entrance to the cemetery.
I did not see a particularly witty or colorful set of costumes anywhere where I was standing. There was a solid flow of people more or less in fancy dress. I took 70 pictures and culled what I could.
I do not want to be part of the parade unlike this visitor:
Cecil the Lion was not forgotten:
Time to go to work, but the sidewalks are not quite ready for some guy dressed in street clothes looking like someone not all dressed up. This time of year be surprised by nothing you see in Key West:
Pleasant low key Fantasy Fest and at least this is not all about nudity, an afternoon stroll under an 80 degree sun.