All carnivalled out
Well, that was one hell of a party. There was even a bit of politics after all, after it was announced that Falun Dafa had been banned from the parade, and in the end they turned up anyway. There were even some rare and wondrous apparitions during the parade: actual buses!
As for transgression of political, ideological and legal authority, it's clear that no-one really cared about the liquor ban (though one policeman politely turned down offers of a swig of cheap Riesling from one bystander), and in some cases public decency laws also went literally out the window - if you were anywhere near the Floriditas balcony just before the parade you'll know what I'm talking about. Look love, this isn't Mardi Gras, you don't get any beads for doing that here.
There are no photos of that incident up on Flickr, though it's presumably just a matter of time. Meanwhile, there are plenty of photos tagged cubastreetcarnival or cubastcarnival (don't you just love folksonomies?) to enjoy, and here are some of my own photos from they daylight hours.