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Now, I've been fascinated by Carnivale in all it's recreations since I was a young girl - Rio, New Orleans, Venice, all of the above. That's where I want to be. Now that I consider it - perhaps the combination of ritual, tradition and flat out party is what attracts me. Or perhaps it was the music. I do remember waiting for them to announce who was playing down in Brazil, the way some wait for Glastonbury, SXSW or NXNE (just to give a good CDN plug.)

Anyway, as some of you may know this year's theme for the Grotto Party at Quad is indeed Carnevale. My suggestion from way back. So, as I mention before, it really break my heart at the thought of missing it. However, the possibility is not completely out of the question. Yet. I've survived my sales trips over the last three weeks, perhaps I can survive a night at the grotto.

So with that thought in mind, I'm hedging my bets and working on an outfit. I already have a dress (may need to take it in) and a mask. Now I just need a hat. Off to wander the internet for inspirations. Here's a bit of what I found.

Carnevale Wiki (not everything on the wiki is a lie, right?)
Carnevale di Venezia Photo Gallery
Italy tourist stuff on About.com (there's a good photo gallery)
More in Venitian Carnevale
And not to forget places outside of Italy...


And just in case you were wondering "Italian dialects suggest that the name comes from the Italian carne levare or similar, meaning "to remove meat", since meat is prohibited during Lent"

I think we can assure you that we've removed all meat from the blender drinks & martinis....

unless, of course, a certain someone brings the bacon vodka....

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