2018 PiratePalooza Schedule

2018 PiratePalooza Schedule

This is the complete schedule for the 14th Annual PiratePalooza Pubcrawl & Pubsing, to be held on Saturday, Septembarrrr 22nd, 2018 – Captains: share it with your crews!

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! The first weekend of Autumn will be warm, with temperatures easing up into the low 90s by the time we challenge the Commodore on the square!! Grog and Ale and Porter and Rum can sneak up on you if you ain’t careful, so be sure to HYDRATE these next two days. That means DRINK PLENTY OF WATER!! Put some limes in it if it’s stinkwater. If you don’t have water but DO have a lime yell out “I GOT A LIME!!!”. Just hydrate, okay???!!

IMPORTANT: The only substantial changes from last year’s run will happen at our last stop, Communion. This year Communion is a football-watching destination during the day, so don’t be surprised to see a few televisions on with the game on when you arrive.  The PubSing will not begin until the Clemson vs Georgia Tech game has ended (or until Captain Joe with Revival/Communion gives us the high sign to begin) – this is estimated to be around 6:30pm.  The outside tiki bar is due some renovations and until it has been repaired that area will remain closed and has been closed off, so food all food drinks will be available from the red food truck.

Pirates are also free to go inside of Revival to order drinks from the bar but are requested to avoid attempting to shanghai the lubbers dining inside. Last call is at 9:30pm.

We will have security at the final stop, so please be on your best behavior and report anything unusual immediately.  As with Renaissance festivals and other period events we have a “no bare steel” policy – all edged weapons must remain in their scabbards at all times.

If you are not into the concert at Communion feel free to visit any number of our other destination pubs. (Twain’s is only two doors up the street and has become one of the unofficial after party destinations for attendees of PiratePalooza, so you might start there if you still have wind in your sails).

Designated Drivers

Be a Designated Driver!

We LOVE designated drivers and so should you. It’s way too easy to get a safe ride home these days, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.  Help keep an eye out for pirates that shouldn’t be driving and don’t be afraid to say something. Read more about Designated Drivers here.

 

Official Shirt Pickup / Shipping

Jolly Palooza Shirt

This year’s shirts will be hot off the press on Saturday night, and all of those who pre-ordered will be able to pick up their shirts at at our last stop, Communion.  People who paid for shipping should begin receiving shipping notifications beginning next week! Thanks to our sponsors for helping to defray the cost of shirt production!  Depending on our schedule we may have remainder shirts from previous Paloozas available for purchase.  A small number of shirts have been ordered to cover walk-up sales.

 

Parking

Decatarrrr actually has quite a good bit of parking scattered around the square (see high-resolution Decatur Parking PDF c.2016). Some lots are reserved for restaurants, some are pay lots, and some locations are free on weekends. Please do not park in the lot at our last stop, Communion, as it is valet-only and reserved for patrons of the restaurant Revival. Continue Reading

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2018 PiratePalooza Musical Lineup

2018 PiratePalooza Musician Lineup

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day 2018!!!  This morning Captain Drew held a press conference before a judge at the DeKalb Courthouse  to announce the musical lineup for the 14th Annual PiratePalooza PubCrawl & PubSing.  Most everyone in attendance remarked of the eloquence of the Captain’s speech.  His court appointed attorney expressed surprise that her client “wasted” his appeal for drunk and disorderly conduct to promote Continue Reading

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Meet Your 2018 PiratePalooza™ T-Shirt Sponsors

A graphic showing the logos of the 2018 Shirt Sponsors

A great big HUZZAH for the sponsors of the 2018 PiratePalooza™ T-Shirts!!  We deeply appreciate your financial assistance in making the 2018 Jolly PiratePalooza t-shirts affordable for our attendees. Please help us in recognizing each of these companies!!! Keep reading for find out more about this year’s sponsors… Continue Reading

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Jolly Palooza Shirts Now Available for Pre-Order

Jolly Palooza Shirt

The 14th Annual PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing shirts are now available for pre-order from the PiratePalooza Gear page (direct link). For the first time in our history Captain Drew’s iconic PiratePalooza™ StarSkull Sigil has been given crossbones! This “Jolly Palooza” design will be ‘burned’ into the shirt fabric, providing the softest Palooza shirt ever and bound to be one of our most collectible designs!

Order Yours Today!!

Important Note for mobile users: To avoid issues with the Facebook app’s built-in browser be sure to visit the PiratePalooza Gear page directly from a standard web browser (examples: Safari for iPhone users, Chrome for Android users).  Simply type in  www.piratepalooza.com/gear and proceed as usual. Continue Reading

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Pirate Weekend 2018 at GARF

Things to do at Pirate Weekend 2018

With scant few days left before the 2018 Pirate Weekend at the Georgia Renaissance Festival I felt it important to let everybody know that I have successfully infiltrated Newcastle’s web engine, stored behind the arcade located beneath the Drunk Monk Tavern. With the power of this 1990s technology I have reprogrammed the Continue Reading

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BREAKING: Georgia Renaissance Festival Roller Coaster

Georgia Renaissance Festival adds rollercoaster?

With only a few days left before this weekend’s opening day at the Georgia Renaissance Festival we have breaking news of a new attraction which is rumored for installment at the park: an honest to gosh rollercoaster!! The concept photograph accompanying this article shows a modern pipeline style coaster painted red and yellow, the colors most often used for roller coasters during the reign of Henry Continue Reading

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Review: English Caramel from Peacock Tea Room

Special Delivery from Peacock Tea Room

This afternoon I was startled awake by GARF’s village postman, who chucked a package through an open window in my cabin. The package was addressed to me and appeared to be from the man what cooks tea atop the small mountain in that fictitious realm. Being that the role of “village postman” is also fictitious I was overcome by a sense of wariness, so I eyed the envelope for nigh about an hour before deciding to open it. What I found inside will SHOCK YOU Continue Reading

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Mark Knopfler Goes Privateering

Album Cover for Mark Knopfler's 2012 album Privateering

I have a confession to make. I was drunk under a barrel when Ye Olde Mark Knopfler released his album Privateering in 2012. In my defense it was a rather large barrel and I was a fair bit turned around. Still, I think it’s worth backtracking to Continue Reading

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Coming Soon: The Atlanta Steampunk Exposition

The Atlanta Steampunk Festival is Coming!

I was recently rifling through my drawers trying to find my instant rum gun when I was surprised to find a gear-bedecked pin with “ASE1 2017” stamped into the metal. The pin was attached to a card which read “Atlanta Steampunk Exposition 1” and featured a link to the Continue Reading

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Scandal Rocks Tybee Island Haiku Event

Tonight one of the most serious scandals in modern pirate haiku competition was witnessed on the beach at Tybee Island when a pirate identifying himself only as “Wade of the Jennies” challenged one of his smartest and good-looking viewers live-on-the-air to produce a proper haiku for which he would be rewarded with a special Continue Reading

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