13 Sep 2005
No Admission Fees!!!! That’s right, there’s no fee for admission to PiratePalooza and to the best o’ Captain Drew’s knowledge there’s no cover charge of any sort at any of our ports o’ call! (however we’ll be lookin’ into it)
Well here we be in our final few days before the Palooza and cannonballs o’ schedulin’ nightmares be a-flyin’ hot and cold round and about our melons. This here Palooza started as just a twinkle and a dream and a tinkle and your old pirate pal Captain Drew feels that it be important to remind you lot that this here event doesn’t have a crew of helpful lads and wenches to point you to parkin’ spots or bars or squat holes, so we have to ask you lot to help us take charge and watch fer rogue pirates and (shiver me timbers) ninjas. Toward that end here are a few things you can do to help us and yourselves in the process…
- Drinking and Driving is not allowed and we in fact demand that you plan for how you plan to escape the Palooza. We’ll be remindin’ you lot of this fact throughout the Palooza and askin’ that you help watch for pirates what don’t need to be drivin’ away. The life you save might be Captain Drew’s and he surely do appreciate it. As we have no funding we can’t afford to pay for cab rides but we can surely keep people from driving away full o’ that old Janx Spirit. Belgium man.
- Peach Tying (more commonly known as Peace Tying since that was in fact a misspelling) is very important for anyone who wishes to show up with their cutlasses, rapiers or other bladed instruments of battle. The Decatarrrr Police would be very keen to keelhaul any o’ you pirates what be brandishin’ yer blades in public. Peace tying is when you take a couple o’ them plastic wire tie thingys and tie the hilt, guard or pommel of yer blade to your scabbard. Same great look with a decreased likelihood o’ accidental puncture wounds. Everybody wins. Be sure to keep a lookout for those what haven’t heard about the rule and be prepared for the Po-Po to escort you away from the Palooza if you insist on flaunting this rule. Yes, ’tis like that I’m afraid.
- Public Drunkeness is hard to discourage with pirates, but let’s see if we can’t keep the rowdy factor down to a manageable roar. The establishments we be visitin’ have every right to toss the lot of us out on our ears for the misdeeds of a few clods so ’tis in your best interest to watch for the lads what have had too much.
- Public Nudity. Notice that I’ve conveniently forgotten to comment on this one. What a scamp I be….
- Busking is an age-old practice whereby the audience (you lot) give trinkets and monetary tokens of appreciation to the performers what be singin’ and entertainin’ surly dogs such as yourselves.
- Costumes are EXPECTED. If you be showin’ up without your pirate gear you’ll be a sad little preppie indeed. Take Captain Drew’s advice and hit a Party City or at the very least a drug store for an eyepatch.
- Parking is going to be a challenge the later you arrive to the Palooza. For the townies there’ll not be any sort o’ discount for ridin’ the MARTA, but imagine the great stories you’ll have at work the next week when you tell about the looks you get from your fellow riders.