Hurricane season, Miami Carnival, October 2011 – I visited South Beach, Miami for the first time with two of my friends. They had been to the city for Memorial Day Weekend, but this was all our first time in Miami for Carnival. I was the last one to book my flight and arrived hours after they had already landed at Miami International. Once we all found each other we met up, we got picked up and got driven to a private residence that we rented out for the weekend. The entire weekend was booked with parties in the morning and night. On the third night we headed out on the interstate highway to a party in Fort Lauderdale with two of my friends and a mutual friend who lived in Miami – Let’s call her “Lisa”. Lisa drove us to the party since she would not be drinking and wanted us to have a good time in the city. After the party, all drunk in her car, we started heading back to South Beach. I was extremely tired, but figured I should stay up with Lisa, while the other two guys fell asleep. Lisa started playing some old school reggae and I found out she was related to Sade.