Pool parties are put on around the Miami Carnival as a warm up and cool down to the main events in the daytime.
These images show a Pool Party in full swing. These events are hosted in and around Miami at the time of the West Indian Carnival.
People travel from nationwide to attend thses increasingly raucous parties. Dance competitions involve bracketing into weight classes. Large girls compete together and then the thinner girls dance against each other. As the night continues and the brandy flows the revellers get into the pool to slow dance under the cover of water.