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Banda de Ipanema, gays wearing costumes have fun and enjoy Rio de Janeiro street Carnival - Gay man dressed up as sister over car - Banda de Ipanema is one of the largest Carnival blocks of Rio de Janeiro's street Carnival festivities - one of the major attractions of Banda de Ipanema is the colorful parade of drag queens in impossible costumes and performances. They interact with locals and visitors, stop for photos, and make everyone feel welcome to the party. A funny fact is that they were not there in the beginning, they just started to show. Along the years they became a more than welcome addition with their revelry and flamboyance.