THE 2017 GASPARILLA PIRATE INVASION AND PARADE OF PIRATES FROM TAMPA
Ahoy, Matees! If you can't make it to Gasparilla this is the next best thing. You can follow all of the action from the Gasparilla Pre-Invasion to the Parade of Pirates along Tampa's Bayshore Boulevard on Jan. 28. Just scroll through the photos and posts. And if you're going? Turn your smartphone camera on your friends and all the craziness. Use the tag #GasparillaGram for your photos, and you'll be a part of this fun compilation. (Keep it SFW, though!)
Scantily-clad pirates and theater patrons hit the streets near the Straz
TPD officer Neipert has been watching over the end of the parade route for hours already.
"I've got the easiest gig today," he said. "I just have to watch over the disbanding and get a few folks to the Straz."
There are two showings of Cabaret at the Straz Center today, and while driving in I saw a group of well-dressed older ladies holding hands crossing Ashley Dr., just trying to get to the theater and through all of the hubbub.
Officer Neipert commented that he has already seen some female parade attendees shivering in what is basically their skivvies, and wondered why they would dress that way when the high will barely crack 60 degrees for the day.
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