Do you need to feast and debauch yourself before having to give up all that fun for lent? That means it's almost time to return to the Strand in Galveston for some buccaneers and beads.
We'll be returning to the venue that started we began at 17 years ago as we hit the island that was Jean Laffite's 2nd home to headline Mardi Gras Galveston's family Sunday, which will happen on the second weekend this year instead of the first.
Look for us to be at the Budweiser Main Stage in Saengerfest Park at 23rd and Strand with beads on and looking for a place to toss 'em.
We'll be the last band on for the day, rolling a 90 minute set fraught with songs of the pirate days of yo-ho-yore for the whole family.
Those with a sharp eye will see some of us the night before walking in the Knights of Momus Night Parade and tossing beads to the local fauna.
The Bilge Pumps roll back into Crimson & Cream Country for our 18th appearance at the Medieval Fair of Norman. This is the first "faire" we ever did back in 2000 and we've been proud to disturb the peace and quiet of the city of Norman for 3 days a year ever since!
We'll be heading back to our usual haunt at the Camelot Stage (aka the Chessboard stage) at the NE corner of the Reaves Park and we'll have our Bilge Pumps Pirate Music Shop set up nearby the stage to regale everyone with cries to come touch our booty... or at least listen to it.
We hope to see you all there... with all of your relatives... and all of their relatives... and all of their cash.
There are food, drinks, and pirates of both genders wearing their Summer best, and that's only some of the reason why we can't seem to stay away from the Texas Pirate Festival, taking place on the grounds of Middlefaire in Hillsboro.
The festival will take place the weekend after Scarborough is over, so you'll be just jonesing for one more weekend to hang out with your friends in fun and goofy getups. Allow us to invite you to that opportunity.
Come on out and spend some time with us pirates as we raid the booths next door and spend the day trying to figure out what to do a hold full of hot sauce, soap, and rawhide.
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