Saturday, February 20, 2010

Key West entertainment

So many bars, so few days

We’d never seen a female impersonator perform, and we are in Key West, so . . . we went to La Te Da on Thursday night to see the “Randy Roberts Live” cabaret show. He really sounds like and looks terrific as Bette Midler, later as Cher, and last as himself/herself, Randy. Now I have to go to that show in Boston with Julie that we missed a year ago! How did the term “drag queen” originate? If you want to know, click on  It's a real education on the differences between drag queens, transvestites, female impersonators, etc.

“Lunch out” is an attraction too, even the few that don’t have live music, like B.O.’s Fish Wagon and Pepe’s. The décor is the main attraction (see photos below), and they’re both institutions here. Every bar seems to have live entertainment darn near around the clock. Almost all are open to the street, even with this cold spell. A few guys in minimal “budgie smugglers” were dancin’ up a storm on one bar last night as we walked by. Ya gotta look.

Then there’s The Bull, known for its clothing-optional bar on the 3rd floor roof. So many ideas for E-Series at Two Rivers! Why am I not surprised that The Full Monty will be offered at the local theatre next week?

Pete and Gary
Bob Marley’s son, Stephen, performed here last night, but one big night out is enough for us. Plus, friends from Governor’s Land, Gary and Marie, are in Duck Key in their big RV. So Gary drove down to Key West last night to see us (Marie didn't accompany him since she wasn’t feeling well). We walked down Duval Street to Willie T’s for a few margaritas. We are in Margaritaville!

Cowboy Bill’s Honky Tonk Saloon and Captain Tony’s Saloon (the original Sloppy Joes’s) look promising for another night.

Only the pelicans don’t seem to mind this 50s and 60s degree weather. We’re still waiting for the high 70s and even 80s that are supposed to arrive tomorrow.

We finally have cable now that we’re in a marina, so I can watch some of the Olympics.

1 comment:

  1. Sound like a lot of fun in Key West! If you have a chance, check out the movie "Priscilla Queen of the Desert". We're in Long Island still dodging the cold fronts. It was really bouncy this morning. Finally got ashore and found good wifi!