I've never seen the tea dance, a regular Sunday afternoon institution in Key West, busier. It was packed. The whole of the hotel was open - with a new pool bar and also the Crystal Room bar was open - plus access to all the many balconies in La Te Da. And the hotel was looking better for a little bit of love and attention as a result of the new owners.
Hundreds of dancers, swayers, movers and shakers enjoyed a fantastic set from usual tea dance DJs Rude Girl and Molly Blue, who were resplendent in their bright pink woopie cushion costumes. All in all a very good night indeed. I just never can figure out why the tea dance has to stop at 8pm!
Here's my previous coverage of the tea dance at La Te Da - from March 2013.
|The newly refurbished pool bar at La Te Da hotel.|
|All are welcome at the tea dance in Key West, including pirates. The pirate here is on his cell phone!|
|Retro 2002 Fantasy Fest poster, on the stairs up to the Crystal Room in La Te Da hotel|
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The tea dance is always busiest on the last Sunday of Fantasy Fest. Here are some pics from the tea dance on Sunday 30 October 2016: