This is one of the best alternative New Year’s Eve events in the country. In Key West, Florida, thousands gather every year at the Bourbon Street Pub complex on Duval Street where a drag queen named “Sushi” (a guy named Gary Marion) is lowered from the second floor balcony in a giant red stiletto. As she lands, she pops the cork on the ceremonial champagne bottle. This event is part of the Key West New Year’s “trifecta” which also includes a pirate wench from the top of a ship mast, and a giant manmade conch dropping onto the roof of Sloppy Joe’s Bar.
Destinations, Featured Posts, Festivals, Latest News & Archives, Photography & Photo Galleries, Slideshow — on December 29, 2012 11:31 am