Tu Tu Tuesday
October 27, 2012
Tu Tu Tuesday
If there is a possible contender with the Zombie Bike Ride as my favorite Fantasy Fest event, there is only a single possibility, the wonderful, wacky, eclectic and electric party known as Tu Tu Tuesday. Both of the events are early in the week, are packed with creative locals and bring out the absolute best in those who attend. Easily the two major highlights of Fantasy Fest for many locals, including myself.
Kathy, Michael & Gae
The funny irony is that neither event is part of the official Fantasy Fest sponsored line-up of parties and you won’t find them listed anywhere on the schedule of events. It is probably just as well, because local word of mouth and actual fun times have created what are in reality the best Fantasy Fest events and all the in the know locals and a few hip tourists have caught on, but if the word got out to the general public, the bloom may well come off the rose.
David & Breanne
Shannon & Lisa
I think about that since here I am spreading the word through this blog, which could possibly help create the over-popularity that has dampened the spirit of other Fantasy Fest events (Red Party anyone?). Hopefully the few readers I do have will not contribute to this- you should all come if you can- they really are the two best and moist creative costumed events of the week.
As usual the event began with a gathering at the Porch, where Tutu revelers geared up for the annual March of the Tutus as Tutu wearing partiers – and there were hundreds this year marched down Duval Street to Mangoes where the actual party was held once again. This year there had actually been a pre-party running of the Tutus – where guests ran between planned stops, downing drinks along the way as they got closer to the main party. It seemed to be a huge success, though it happened before we actually arrived.
Graf, Kathy & Trevor
We hung out at the Porch until the march began and trudged down Duval to the delight of the regular throngs of people- who once again generally had no idea what was going on, just that it looked like a lot of fun. Every person at the party must don a Tutu, no tutu equals no entry a rule that is rigidly enforced (perhaps the only one).
The party was already popping when we arrived and once again utilizing the entire Mangoes complex. It outgrew the formally upstairs only location a couple of years ago and has already about overgrown this one. Once the place reaches maximum occupancy, they stop allowing people in, which creates long lines of tutu wearing people waiting to get in most of the night. That happened fairly quickly as thousands of tutu-ed partiers danced and drank the night away.
Kathy & Celia
Live DJs both upstairs and downstairs and a happy lively crowd of friends made for yet another memorable and fun party. You see pretty much everyone there; it is a cross-generational party where everyone shares a fun and creative spirit. The all out effort that goes in to the creation of many of the costumes is beyond belief.
Kathy, Gil & Gae