The enjoyment of the Barranquilla Carnival is not just from the parade and dancing Caribbean women, but the action in the stands and the merriment around town. The mood is festive and friendly. Parade spectators will share their drinks (a squirt of whiskey) and food. Canned white foam is the toy of choice for the playful spraying of your neighbors. It is a great opportunity for you and your date to be kids for the day. It would not be unusual for late arrivals to walk up into the stands and be covered in white foam by the time they find a seat.