Saturday, September 17, 2005

Key West Real World Jobs: Spray On Tan

Looks like the Key West Real World cast will have a unique job for the tropical island. Plans are underway for the castmembers to work in a spray-on tanning salon which is being created just for the show. Here is a sign presently in the window of the future salon:


The owner of the house where the show is being taped, Andrew Lippi, also owns a building on upper Duval Street that until recently housed two art galleries. One of the galleries is still there, but the other, named The Pineapple Gallery, has closed its doors and is currently being refashioned into a tanning salon. Word is they'll only have the salon open for 6 months, and when production is over it will close...maybe to turn back into a gallery again. More about Key West is at http://www.keywesttravelguide.com
Here is the Key West building permit displayed in the window of the future salon:

In reality (no pun intended), Key West is one big tanning booth. Step outdoors and you will be blasted with intense sun-tanning rays: all free. Why anyone would want to spray on a tan while in Key West is beyond me. It rarely rains for long, much less days at a time.
Unless, maybe they'll be trying to push the definition of a spray-on tan and do body painting for Fantasy Fest. That would make some good television.
For MTV's Real World producers, this is one stop shopping. One owner for the castmembers house and job.
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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice job with the updates Dave. Keep em coming. You're the only reliable KW source.

Anonymous said...

Dave - From one local to another, THANK YOU! You feed my reality TV hunger like no other (:(:

Cayo Dave said...

Thanks everyone! With Rita, I've been unable to update. I expect that the Real World cast has evacuated. I understand producers were anticipating this as part of the season.
Dave

Anonymous said...

thanks for all the great information!

gjfjkfgkghk said...

Their in West Palm Beach supposedly

Anonymous said...

No, they're here. Saw them last night on Duval.

Anonymous said...

Are they back in key west ?

Anonymous said...

Yes.

Anonymous said...

Is this tanning salon open for business yet?

Anonymous said...

I didn't really check. You could always call directory assistance and check for the telephone number.

Cayo Dave said...

Today I'll check in on the tanning salon.
Thanks everyone for visiting and posting!
The hurricanes spared Key West any damage, so now we can all look forward to Goombay Fest and Fantasy Fest. Both should make for some wild times for the Real World cast.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the tanning salon is open for business. There's a production person sitting out front presumably to get people to sign releases before entering. But the doors are wide open as you walk by and the signs say come on in!