Year in Photos: Creative Loafing Tampa Bay photographer Dave Decker shares his favorite images of 2021

Dave Decker was everywhere. The Creative Loafing Tampa Bay photographer was at just about every major event over the last year and…

By CL Staff

The 'Justice for J6' rally in Washington D.C. in September 2021.
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Photos from Prince Midnight’s Tampa show featuring the Lars Ulrich toilet

On Friday night, Tampa rock star gone viral, Prince Midnight, made his live debut backed by a four-piece backing band, the Searing…

By Ray Roa

Prince Midnight's Lars Ulrich toilet and fine art toilet seat gallery at Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on Dec. 3, 2021.
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PHOTOS: Jenny De Leon memorialized at Tampa Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Saturday, Nov. 20, Tampa PFLAG organizers held a vigil  at Joe Chillura Courthouse Square to honor transgender people who have lost…

By CL Staff

PHOTOS: Jenny De Leon memorialized at Tampa Transgender Day of Remembrance
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Tampa Bay protesters decry Rittenhouse verdict, wonder about their own safety going forward

The Tampa Bay chapter of the Party for Socialism and Liberation holds protests for a variety of social and political reasons, and…

By CL Staff

Tampa Bay protesters decry Rittenhouse verdict, wonder about their own safety going forward
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Photos: Seminal Boston punk band Moving Targets plays sold-out record shop show in Tampa

If you were a punk in the 1980s, then you knew about Moving Targets. Large scale commercial success evaded frontman-guitarist Kenny Chambers,…

By CL Staff

Moving Targets
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Everyone we saw at Ashtray Monument’s ‘Monufest’ music festival in New Port Richey

It was a gorgeous Saturday for a music festival, and the folks behind New Port Richey record label Ashtray Monument got a…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Ashtray Monument’s ‘Monufest’ music festival in New Port Richey
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Photos: Indigenous protesters, allies, rally against Tampa’s Christopher Columbus statue

On Sunday afternoon, around 60 protesters gathered at Columbus Statue Park to once again protest Tampa’s monument to a genocidal maniac. The…

By CL Staff

Photos: Indigenous protesters, allies, rally against Tampa’s Christopher Columbus statue
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All the bands and people we saw at Tampa's Gasparilla Music Festival 2021

After postponing its March dates, Gasparilla Music Festival returned to downtown Tampa last weekend to celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new,…

By CL Staff

Photo by Ysanne Taylor c/o Gasparilla Music Festival
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PHOTOS: Climate activists rally at Tampa City Hall to shed light on impending ‘code red for humanity’

Last Friday, around 70 climate activists gathered outside of Tampa City Hall to participate in a global climate strike that took place…

By CL Staff

PHOTOS: Climate activists rally at Tampa City Hall to shed light on impending ‘code red for humanity’
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Everyone we saw at the poorly-attended ‘Justice for J6’ rally in Washington D.C.

By most credible accounts, it appears that the media may have just outnumbered actual demonstrators at last Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at the poorly-attended ‘Justice for J6’ rally in Washington D.C.
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Activists rally and demand that state drop charges against Tampa protester

Around 50 protesters gathered in downtown Tampa at the Hillsborough County Courthouse yesterday to call on State Attorney Andrew Warren to drop…

By CL Staff

Activists rally and demand that state drop charges against Tampa protester
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Everything we saw at Fairgrounds St. Pete, a new Florida fantasyland immersive art experience

What I saw on my first visit to Fairgrounds St. Pete in April 2021 was merely an outline of what was to…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw at Fairgrounds St. Pete, a new Florida fantasyland immersive art experience
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Everything we saw at night two of Summer Jam music festival in Ybor City

Summer Jam returned from a 7-year hiatus over the weekend with a two-day affair that featured a Friday show from Demigodz co-founders…

By CL Staff

Roxx & the Revolts
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PHOTOS: Despite parents' outcry, Pinellas County school board votes no on stricter mask mandate

Parents and teachers calling for the Pinellas County School board to defy Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on mask mandates gathered at the…

By CL Staff

PHOTOS: Despite parents' outcry, Pinellas County school board votes no on stricter mask mandate
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Proud Boys gathered at Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to protest Tampa U.S. Capitol Police office

Despite the recent surge in state coronavirus numbers, there is a significant portion of the population getting vaxxed, masking up when asked…

By CL Staff

Proud Boys gathered at Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office to protest Tampa U.S. Capitol Police office
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Demonstrators gathered outside WMNF Tampa to protest Lorei firing and recent programming changes

WMNF’s messy breakup with its co-founder spilled off the internet and into the real world last Friday when just over a dozen…

By CL Staff

Demonstrators gathered outside WMNF Tampa to protest Lorei firing and recent programming changes
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Pasco activists protest sheriff’s pre-crime policing program

Last Saturday, Black Lives Matter New Port Richey gathered at the corner of U.S. Highway-19 and Ridge Road in Port Richey to…

By CL Staff

Pasco activists protest sheriff’s pre-crime policing program
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PHOTOS: Tampa's Cuba protesters say the struggle for freedom is being exploited by partisanship

Over the last two weekends, Cuba’s “patria y vida” protests have expanded past the Caribbean island and onto streets across the U.S.…

By CL Staff

PHOTOS: Tampa's Cuba protesters say the struggle for freedom is being exploited by partisanship
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Proud Boys marched through downtown Tampa flashing ‘white power’ symbols last weekend

Over the weekend, groups around the world rallied against coronavirus lockdown measures, and Tampa did not sit on the sideline. A “Worldwide…

By CL Staff

Proud Boys marched through downtown Tampa flashing ‘white power’ symbols last weekend
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St. Pete protesters protest Roman Catholic Church’s massacre of Indigenous children

Nearly two dozen demonstrators gathered in St. Petersburg on Saturday to hold the Roman Catholic Church accountable for the massacre of Indigenous…

By CL Staff

St. Pete protesters protest Roman Catholic Church’s massacre of Indigenous children
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Everything we saw outside of Donald Trump's Sarasota rally on July 3

On a weekend when most of Florida was still reflecting about lives lost in the Surfside condo collapse, Mar-A-Largo hermit and former…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw outside of Donald Trump's Sarasota rally on July 3
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Everyone we saw at Ybor City’s infamous ‘Hot Dog Party’ at Crowbar

It’s not hyperbole to say that the efforts of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) gave U.S. rock clubs a chance to…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Ybor City’s infamous ‘Hot Dog Party’ at Crowbar
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Photos of Mindwash and Wreath rocking Tampa’s Hooch and Hive

In a sharp drop from peaks around 5,000 daily deaths, just more than 300 people are now dying daily in the U.S.…

By CL Staff

Mindwash
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Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride 2021, the first pandemic-era Pride parade in the US

For an afternoon in Ybor City, it felt like 2019 again. That’s thanks to Tampa Pride, which on Saturday became the first…

By CL Staff

Everyone we saw at Tampa Pride 2021, the first pandemic-era Pride parade in the US
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Everything we saw at Tampa's massive ‘Free Palestine’ protests this weekend

Wielding signs, flags and megaphones, an estimated 500 to 600 pro-Palestinian supporters spilled into the intersection of Fowler Ave and 56th St…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw at Tampa's massive ‘Free Palestine’ protests this weekend
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Everything we saw from the Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene event at The Villages

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, a congressman under investigation for sex crimes and other things joined Marjorie Taylor Green, another congresswoman who once…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw from the Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene event at The Villages
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Pasco activists continue weekly action with vigil for stolen Black lives

It's been about three months since the Washington Post parachuted into Pasco County to bring light to New Port Richey activists' brushes…

By CL Staff

Pasco activists continue weekly action with vigil for stolen Black lives
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Everything we saw at last weekend’s Black Lives Matter march in East Tampa

An estimated 300 people gathered at Cyrus Greene park on Saturday for a Black Lives Matter solidarity march through East Tampa. The…

By CL Staff

Everything we saw at last weekend’s Black Lives Matter march in East Tampa
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Activists hold candlelight vigil for George Floyd in downtown Tampa

The country breathed a sigh of relief on Monday when Minnesota cop Derek Chauvin was found guilty of three charges—including murder and…

By CL Staff

Activists hold candlelight vigil for George Floyd in downtown Tampa
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Protesters gather in St. Petersburg in the name of Daunte Wright

On April 11, 20-year-old Daunte Wright was negligently killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter when she mistook her gun…

By CL Staff

Protesters gather in St. Petersburg in the name of Daunte Wright
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