Get your drunk on at Gasparilla in Tampa this weekend

Here's your reminder that the annual party invades Tampa does so Saturday.

click to enlarge Gasparilla: The Season of Drunk and Flailing in Tampa. - Wikimedia Commons/CC2.5
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Gasparilla: The Season of Drunk and Flailing in Tampa.

Gasparilla: the one day a year you can get blackout drunk in the middle of the day dressed like a pirate, no questions asked. At Tampa’s annual display of intemperance, you can watch the ship Jose Gasparilla II sail across Hillsborough Bay alongside other boats who join the invasion. Or you can watch people flash their titties for beads. Wait, what’s the point again? Jose Gaspar, a presumably apocryphal pirate is said to have buried treasure along the Florida coastline in the 1800s. So take a shot every time you see someone fall off a boat, someone passed out under a palm tree, or someone in fishnets getting fondled in a porta potty. The parade begins on Bay to Bay Boulevard, then Bayshore Boulevard, then Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street & Ashley Drive.

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