I'm coming from California...meeting up w/ my girlfriend from Minneapolis...we're just looking to mee up w/ locals & other travelers & have a kick ass time during Carnival. I've been slow on the planning...but it'd be great to meet up w/ a group or what have you...We're staying in Copacabana.
Also, is it possible to get last minute tickets to the parade? Not wanting to spend a gazillion$$ on tickets, but am wanting to definitely get a spot w/ decent views. Any suggestions would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!