This is one of the world’s greatest and largest parties. During nine days of unbridled debauchery, performers, vendors, and some of the world's best pickpockets the world has to offer come here to work. I once had 300 Euros snatched from my pocket (granted, I drunkenly slept in a doorway). I also had my watch plucked right off my wrist and didn’t even notice (this time sober). No expensive watches. No wallets. Invest in a money belt (damn international fashion rules). And, watch out for this guy.