Carnival Checklist: Red Fox’s 7 Things You Must Do At NYC’s West Indian Day Parade

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LDP Dancing

“You have to find the fattest girl you can find in her Carnival outfit and get her to dance with you,” says Red Fox. “If you don’t get a big fat girl, I don’t think you did it right,” he says with a laugh. Do it right in the middle of the street. “You only get to do that once a year in New York,” so take advantage and enjoy. Red Fox says pretty much everyone is open to it — especially the Trinidadians, that’s just how they party and enjoy themselves. Keep in mind Trinidad holds a pretty famous Carnival each year in February/March so the bacchanalist attitude is especially prevalent with Trinis (yet still true for everybody). So look out for the red flag with the black & white diagonal stripe and “jump and start wining on her — she’ll give you good workout.”