Rain couldn’t put a damper on the 2014 Headdress Ball, the premiere gay event of Fantasy Fest. Giant exotic birds, real life dogs and an array of glittery, feathery creatures congregated at the Southernmost Hotel to raise funds for the Key West Business Guild and celebrate the newly elected King and Queen of Fantasy Fest.
— Weekly Staff Report
Mayor Craig Cates and his wife Cheryl sit stage-side at the Headdress Ball. Entertainment included Howard Livingston of the Mile Marker 24 Band.
Newly crowned Fantasy Fest King Shane Hall and Queen Mary Lynne Price make an entrance and introduce this year’s animal-themed Headdress Ball.
Sad clown Ed Von pleads with the rain to stop.
Four of the numerous Island House ‘Undertakers’ wait backstage for their curtain call.
Lynda Frenchette shows off her freshly decorated mask.
These volunteers greet the excited guests lining up at the ticket table.
Bryan and ‘Frenchie’ dazzle backstage after dazzling during their performance in front of the crowd.
Andy Celli and Kai Schrade sport two of the more glamorous headdress outfits competing for the coveted $1,500 prize.