The elaborate day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking ended Sunday on this subtropical island, following its highlight late-night parade that featured grand marshals who pioneered the Florida Keys' fight for marriage equality. Aaron Huntsman and William Lee Jones launched a landmark challenge to Florida's same-sex marriage ban. They led Saturday night's procession atop a "wedding cake" float surrounded by 33 other couples in wedding attire. In July, Huntsman and Jones won a court ruling that overturned Florida's statewide ban on same-sex marriage for residents of the Keys, but they still can't marry because Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi appealed the ruling. Let's get it done. When the grand marshal's float reached a reviewing stand, the couples threw wedding bouquets to the crowd.
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For the first time, Fantasy Fest in Key West will be canceled
It's been a couple of weeks since Fantasy Fest was held and a week since the Parrotheads came to town This is just my opinion but I gotta say, I'll pick the Parrotheads every time. It seemed to me that the town was trashed more if possible than in years past and that a few of the attendees took it way over the top from where it was intended to be. I'm afraid that if the trend continues, the city may well put the clamps down on FF and remove much of the fun.
I'm going to be updating reviews and a trip report over the weekend but wanted to raise a thought on here. We were in KW for the first half of FF not planned. Got to say that I found what we saw a little on the sad side. Part of me says 'yeah, go on do what you want and feel good about yourself' while the other half can't help but reflect on how desperate some of it felt.