I knew there was a reason I liked the Starbucks in Utrecht. If the cast of characters who made the scene there this morning is any indication, it's the next best thing to 7th and Montana. Take the "Pink Pimp" (pictured above) who was standing in front of me in line. He was decked out in a bright pink, feathered hat, with a matching boa and gloves. Oh, and his face was covered in silver polkadots.
Then there was the "Milk Maid," an Unfortunate Fashion Victim who wore a circa 1600 Dutch Milkmaid Hat with blond braids and multiple, multi-colored boas. She looked like Heidi on acid, but that was nothing ...
... Her boyfriend was dressed like the Frito Bandito.
Last but not least, I couldn't help noticing the oddball pictured above who was making a withdrawal from a nearby ATM. He was wearing a pair of colorful underwear over white sweatpants, with wooden shoes and a blue blazer. I guess nobody told him you're not supposed to wear wooden shoes after Labor Day! In case you're wondering, all the zaniness can be attributed to the fact that it's Carnaval, a holiday which around here is something like a cross between a pub crawl and Halloween.