Without a doubt, Fantasy Fest has arrived! In all its naked glory! That is how I know!
Today’s discourse will be limited to last night at the Chart Room and a brief walk down Duval thereafter. Any more would be too much to relate.
I arrived at the Chart Room just after 5. About four people there. Tourists. They had ridden bikes in the Zombie Ride the day before. The Zombie Ride celebrates its third year as part of Fantasy Fest. It originally was conceived for locals. To give Key Westers something to do on Sunday before the avalanche of Fantasy Fest guests arrived.
Somehow, and properly so, the tourists have discovered the Zombie Ride. Over 4,000 bicycle riders participated in a ride through Old Town and along Duval. Bikes decorated in scary type zombie taste. Most bikers stopped frequently along the route to indulge.
The four in the Chart Room had participated. They were thrilled with the event!
Merri was bartending. She was a guru re the Zombie ride. Knew its brief history and some strange stories attached to the ride.
Merri told me the Pier House was sold out. For the week! I have a sense that this is going to be one of the best Fantasy Fests for the merchants in many a year.
Two couples came in from the pool. In their bathing suits. Middle aged. Happy as hell! One said they were drinking their way back to their room.
Peter arrived. He has been doing Fantasy Fest for more than twenty five years. Not this year. He is off to Melbourne this week to visit a lady friend. Preferred the quiet, he said.
A Princess of the Chart Room arrived. Charlotte! With boy friend Skip. This is the second time in weeks they have visited. Charlotte said it is here fourth trip this year and plans on making another one in December. She and Skip are from the Carolinas.
They are into Fantasy Fest. Participated in the Zombie Ride the day before. Charlotte had a 2 x 1.5 inch spider web tattooed above her breasts. I did not recall ever having seen it. It was a temporary one. She had it put on for the Zombie Ride the day before.
Sheila arrived. Freshly returned from her vacation in Cancun. Looked rested, looked terrific. Not staying long. She is off in a day or two to visit her girl friend Sandy in Houston. Sheila is another Key Wester escaping Fantasy Fest week. Same as Peter. Must be something in the air.
Jean and husband Joe arrived. Jean is the Key West’s Golden Girl! She discovered gold while diving with Mel Fisher. Changed her life.
The Chart Room was now packed. People were moving about as if at a cocktail party. Charlotte returned to chat.
Charlotte told me she and Skip were going to a kink party later in the evening. Kink? What do you mean kink? A BD/SM party. At Dirty Harry’s. An appropriate name.
Charlotte was chatting with Peter and me at the time. She told us her costume would fit in her clutched fist. That small. She then showed us a picture of her in the costume on her cell phone. She would not need to use her entire fist. Wow!
I am constantly surprised by things people do. I am still on Charlotte. It is not the BD/SM party I am referring to. It is what she did the weekend of October 12 and 13. Charlotte ran in 2 marathons back to back on consecutive days. 26.2 miles each time. The first was in Hartford, Connecticut, the second in Newport, Rhode Island. She told me it takes her about five hours. However, the Newport one took an extra half hour because she was tired from the day before.
All this transpired in 1.5 hours.
I decided to walk Duval a bit. Only three blocks. To the Bull and Whistle and back.
I saw a few topless ladies on the way to the Bull. I saw many more on the return trip. I guess good viewing and timing go hand in hand.
The women were of all ages. From the early 20s into the 50s. Breasts spray painted, of course. All happy and giddy. And proud!
The return trip also revealed several couples obviously dressed for the BD/SM party. Women for this type event appear to wear generally less clothing and next to none. A couple of pasties on the breasts and a g string covering on the lower front.
I enjoyed it all!
By Saturday, there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of women walking around bare chested.
Tonight is my blog talk radio show. I hope I can keep my mind on it. Only joking.
Nine o’clock. Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
I will be talking about the computer glitch involving Obamacare, the U.S. spying too much, governmental waste, and I do not know what else at the moment. Join me. You will enjoy.
Maybe I will chat briefly about Fantasy Fest.
Enjoy your day!