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Key West May Consider Changes to Nudity Laws for Fantasy Fest

City officials could take look at nudity laws after complaints

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    Andy Newman/Florida Keys News Bureau
    The Captain Morgan float rolls down Duval Street in Key West, Fla., during the Fantasy Fest Parade late Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. . Attracting some 60,000 people, the procession was the highlight event of the 10-day Fantasy Fest costuming and masking festival that ends Sunday, Oct 27. Captain Morgan Rum is the parade's sponsor.

    Key West city officials say they're going to take another look at nudity laws crafted for the annual Fantasy Fest.
     
    Some residents say revelers at the weeklong party have exposed a little too much in restaurants and supermarkets. According to one complaint, a man clad only in body paint took a seat at the counter in a Denny's, angering some diners.   

      City Commissioner Tony Yaniz tells The Key West Citizen that he's no prude, but he does think "some of the fantasy has gone out of Fantasy Fest."
     
    According to city laws dating back to 1986, nudity is defined as exposure of male or female genitals and women's nipples, which must be covered by "fully opaque" material. Some exceptions have been made for body paint and Fantasy Fest.