#GASPARILLA was arrrrrmazing! Such great times!! We saw so many familiar faces!
Always love seeing everyone... from our Krewes to friends from other Krewes and even surprises by friends and family on the parade route screaming for us!! For those not from this area... Gasparilla is the World's Largest Pirate Invasion / Festival... Over half a million people show up!
We also have a real Pirate Ship Invasion on the Bay with pyrotechnics, and a massive floatilla... Followed by a parade on shore that's about 6 plus miles long and i think we had over 140 parade entries and floats. It's Tampa's Mardi Gras but with a Pirate theme... Gasparilla is Made up of several dozen Pirate Krewes & with several other varieties of Krewes.
Again... over half a million plus people show up for this huge event!
Oh yeah... And it's the one time of the year that's it's totally the norm to start drinking before 10 am!! Yes we were doing breakfast shots at 9:55 am. That's what pirates do! 🏴☠️... And we keep going til sundown!
This needs to be on everyone's #bucketlist
And if you ever get invited to join a Krewe, do it!
The charity work we do is incredible... And the friends we've made are lifelong. You'll understand why it's a Pirates Life for me.
Just be prepared, we're a buncha rowdy drunken crazy good people! #PirateLife #KOTBP #KreweLife #Tampa #Pirates #PirateShip #Parade #PirateInvasion #PirateLifeForMe - 1 minute ago