Less than a month to go until I get to rehit Sactown for the Pirates of Sacramento Pirate’s Rendezvous – and this year looks to be a smash! The Pirates Charles will be performing as will Jack Spareribs and the Rogues of the Golden Coast. Tony Swatton – master craftsman and swordsmith to the piratey stars will be in attendance. And lest we forget DJing by the Special Guest Host, Moi??? It’s not too late to join in the fun, so visit their website and make your plans today!
Here is the video you’ve been waiting for – Bilgemunky on stage, SINGING. Well, sorta. First listening, then reading, then singing. Badly. But with so much going on, you won’t even notice – that’s the power of Rustmonster 🙂
Piracy has its privileges, and this year at the Southern Pirate Festival, scoring a “pirate” ticket not only gets you into the festival all weekend long, but also gets you admission to the Friday night Pirates Ball. And you don’t want to miss that, cuz none other than yours truly will be DJing 😀
Check it all out at southernpiratefestival.com. They haven’t posted a full entertainment schedule yet, but trust me, last year’s was well worth the effort of attending!
I’m super-psyched for this upcoming event – truly one like no other. Fans of Rustmoster already know that this band is one of extremely diverse creativity and coolness, so you can only imagine what sort of magic happens when they dress up in furry suits and perform Journey cover songs (you don’t have to imagine – check out the video.) And when they invited me out to help them perform Young Sea Officer’s Sheet Anchor on stage? Really, how could I say no? Actually I said no. Twice. But then they learned some dark secrets from my past and threatened to go to the tabloids. And so now I’m going to Salt Lake City – who’s with me?
The U.S. is full of great pirate festivals, large and small. But there are a very few locations that can nearly claim to have been doing piracy since the Golden Age itself – Key West and Gasparilla come time mind, and St. Augustine does as well. Being the oldest city in the country, and certainly well located to have seen its fair share of piracy, I’d always been under the impression that the St. Augustine Pirate Gathering was one of the “old guard” – but in this I was quite mistaken. The Gathering is in fact only in its fourth year, although thanks to a fine, piratey location, plenty of local flair, and the strong support of nearby crews and piratey businesses, it’s nonetheless a festival in full stride. Continue reading
That’s right – St. Augustine Pirates Gathering is this very weekend, and I’m so excited that my socks keep flying off. Sort of like something you might see on Spongebob, only more piratey. Pirate vendors, a Buccaneer’s Bash, entertainment by The Brigands, Rusty Cutlass, BILGEMUNKY PIRATE DJ, and more… plus the tallship Lynx will be onsite. There’s also something listed about a “Pirate Court”, in which all the pirates are eventually brought to justice, but I might make myself scarce for that 😛
See you there!
The beautiful thing about hosting a pirate festival at a museum is that it’s already largely predecorated. Actually, that only works if it’s the right sort of museum – Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia, for example, might be a poor fit. But the National Civil War Naval Museum provided a splendid backdrop for 2010 Southern Pirate Festival, which their website accurately described as “One Day of Family Fun & History” followed by “One Night of Debauchery.” Truly, something for everyone! Continue reading
Wow, only a few more days until the Southern Pirate Festival in Columbus, Georgia. This will be my first time visiting this fest, but they have some fine entertainment lined up (plus a stellar Pirate DJ for their Dead Buccaneers Ball.) It’s not too late to make your plans, so book some tix and I’ll see you there!
I’m outta here for a weekend of proper piratey villainy at the Fort Myers Beach Pirate Festival, where I’ll be DJing at sea and ashore alike! Rum, pirates, Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew, something about real live mermaids, a pirate’s ball, and of course a pub crawl – should be a full couple of days, and I hope to see lots of you there!
Let’s be honest – when you think of prime locations for a pirate convention, Denver Colorado doesn’t exactly spring to mind. You can’t get much more removed from any sort of maritime community, and the high altitude might leave you a little giddy before you even crack open the rum. But then, you don’t exactly need water to engage in many of the very best pirate activities – carousing is best done on dry land, and dancing to some pirate tunes is just as easily achieved in a hotel ballroom as on the deck of a ship. And that was the beauty of BrethrenCon 2010 – a single hotel for a day was made ground zero for pirate enthusiasts from miles around (Colorado does indeed have a surprisingly large and diverse pirate population.) Continue reading