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2016 Drag Queen Drop 05

Confetti flies and New Year's Eve revelers celebrate after a giant replica of a conch shell descended to the roof of Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla., early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. The conch shell “drop” was one of four staged in Key West to welcome 2017. Sloppy Joe's was a hangout of Ernest Hemingway's when the author lived in Key West in the 1930s. The conch shell is a Florida Keys icon. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Carol Tedesco/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Duval Street in Key West, Fla., is jammed with revelers outside the Bourbon St. Pub early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Thousands of people watched female impersonator Gary Marion, center, as "Sushi," descend in an oversized women's red high-heel shoe. The Red Shoe Drop was one of four "drops" staged in Key West to welcome 2017. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Drag Queen Drop 03

“Sushi,” right, portrayed by female impersonator Gary Marion, toasts New Year's Eve revelers early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, after being lowered to Duval Street in a super-sized red high-heel shoe in Key West, Fla. The Red Shoe Drop is a Key West tradition and one of four "drops" the island city stages to celebrate New Year's Eve. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Drag Queen Drop 02

“Sushi,” portrayed by female impersonator Gary Marion, is lowered to Duval Street seconds before midnight Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, to welcome 2017 outside the Bourbon St. Pub in Key West, Fla. The Red Shoe Drop is a Key West tradition and one of four "drops" the island city stages to celebrate New Year's Eve. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

2016 Drag Queen Drop 01

"Sushi," portrayed by female impersonator Gary Marion, hangs in a giant replica of a woman's red high heel over Duval Street late Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at the Bourbon St. Pub in Key West, Fla. The Red Shoe Drop is a Key West New Year's Eve tradition and is one of four Florida Keys warm-weather takeoffs on New York City's Times Square ball drop marking the arrival of the new year. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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Evalena Worthington, costumed as a pirate wench, practices being lowered from the mast of the sailing vessel America 2.0 outside the Schooner Wharf Bar late Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 in Key West, Fla. The Pirate Wench Drop, set for New Year's Eve, is one of four distinct drops Key West offers to answer New York City's Times Square ball drop to mark the beginning of the New Year. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)