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The Official 2016 PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl & Pubsing

Saturday, Septembarrrr 17th, 2016!!!!

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Scheduled on the weekend nearest to Talk Like A Pirate Day1, the PiratePalooza™ Pubcrawl is the ultimate inland meeting of pirates, buccaneers, rascals, rogues, scoundrels, ruffians and scalawags this side of the bounding main. It’s an invasion, a sack, a pub crawl and a great way to meet other enthusiasts of the piratical arts ending in a fantastic pub sing starring some of the most popular renfest bands of our time! Follow Captain Drew and his crew as they wend their way through the ale houses of downtown Decatarrr on their way to the big Palooza at the end of the night!

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The 2016 PiratePalooza™ Invasion Map

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The Palooza Bands

These be bands what have played with us in the past, and may play with us again, listed in an alphabetized order

Curvy & Scurvy & Pervy

Captain Scurvy Pete leads his crew of The Heaving Bosom, pillaging the eight seas with his razor sharp wit, explosive personal emissions, and a outlandish fear of citrus. He is often seen accompanied by his trusty cabin boy, with whom he has an inexplicable attraction to, named Curvy. When Captain Drew asked them to add their sea shanties to the entertainments of PiratePalooza™, Curvy brokered an agreement to have all access passes for the entire Palooza season as well as Lifetime Membership into the famed Cardboard*Con.

Half Pint

Celebrating more than 10 years as musical sisters, Ariana Pellayle and Rosemary Quench (sans a very tipsy Wicked Pete Speakeasy) will bid you to "Drink Hail!" once more as they return to PiratePalooza™ in a special engagement as 'Half Pint', two-thirds of the group Three Quarter Ale. Be prepared for some high energy wench action!

Landloch'd

Bourne of a friendship forged by wind and wave, the duo known as Landloch'd evokes the craggy grandeur of the Scottish highlands and the rolling mysteries of the deep blue seas. Edward the Redbeard, a Scotsman, was forced to flee his native land after an "incident" with a rogue bagpiper who just happened to be the King's nephew. His partner in song, Esteban Diego de Castile, is a Spanish Moor who left for the high seas to escape religious persecution by the Inquisitor Queen, Isabella.[Facebook]

Linen Brocade

Get ready for a time-bending appearance by the Renaissance Faire supergroup Linen Brocade, featuring Ariana Pellayle from Three Quarter Ale, Tom Smiter of the Lost Boys, and Adam Dandy the Highwayman from the 1980s. Be there to see them stand and deliver!

Pogue Mahone

What happens when you mix 8 types of rum with Israel Hands and Willam Foley? The whackiest sea shanties on the high seas! Tag along with these lads to hear songs like "The Anchor Done Sank" and "Did You Steal Me Rum, Harvey?" and "Seriously Harvey, Did You Take My Rum??". Pogue Mahone means "Up with Grog" in some languages.

Tenpenny Travelers

The Tenpenny Travelers have become popular regulars with the Palooza fans and we all look forward to their sprightly harmonies and songs of the sea! We’re happy to announce that the Travelers (Mike Quigley, Ariel Stewart, Tara Maurer, Meredith “Merry” Peterson, and maybe more!) are planning to join us again this year!

Toucan Dubh

Toucan Dubh is made up of Julia Campbell, Ian O'Donnell and Linda Hoopes. Each talented musicians in their own right, Ian, Julia & Linda team up to bring a zeal and flavor to their performances that will leave you wanting more.

Wine Woman & Song

Known for its time-honed harmonies and its deep & varied library of music of the British Isles, Wine Woman & Song is comprised of Concord Grapellwyn ("wine"), Naughty Nellie Peachbottom ("woman"), and Renwick Sangster ("song"). You’ll have a rollicking bloody fantastic time singing along with these classic minstrels!

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The PiratePalooza™ Schedule

Timeline

  • 1:30pm - Twain's
  • 2:45pm - The Brick Store
  • 4:00pm - Marta Plaza
  • 4:45pm - Mac McGee's
  • 6:00pm - Communion

Join us at one of our stops or follow along with Captain Drew on his search for this year's treasure!

1:30pm – 2:30pm

Mister Twain's Alehouse

Scurvy pirates of all descriptions will begin to slink into Mister Twain's steamboat pub to plot the sack of the City of Decatarrrr. Whilst there they might cut a few throats or decide to play a rousing game of pool. Which will it be?

Twain’s Billiards & Tap

211 E Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030-3414 (404) 373-0063

2:30pm – 2:45pm

The Search Begins!

The Captain and his new crew will depart Mr. Twain’s house of ale and take to the streets of Decatarrrr in search of a legendary treasure map.

2:45pm – 4:25pm

Belowdecks at the Brick Store

The growing band of treasure-seekers swarm the stairs to The Belgian Bar, the infamous den of pirates. There, they will quaff many ales, sing many shanties, tell tall tales of their adventures ‘pon the sea and look for new recruits for their next voyage.

The Brick Store Pub, Belgian Bar (upstairs)

125 East Court Square, Decatur, Georgia 30030 (404) 687-0990

4:25pm – 4:30pm

Chasing a Clue!

Once we’ve sopped up all the tasty kegs of Belgian beer, we’ll ramble over to the plaza haunted by the ghost of Commodore Steven Decatur!

4:30pm – 5:00pm

The Great Virginia Reel

Inevitably some challenge will arise between rival crews that can only be sorted through combat, and since the Palooza is holy grounds for pirates the world round, the only combat allowed is a dance of the Virginia Reel led by Israel Hands! Marvel as dozens of pirates sashay up and down the promenade!

Commodore Stephen Decatur Plaza

Directly above the MARTA station, Decatur GA 30030

5:00pm – 5:01pm

The Battle Over

Tired and thirsty from the dance battle, the treasure hunters retreat down the lane looking for a place to rest.

5:01pm – 6:30pm

Confessions at Mac McGee's

After a long and hard fought dance our pirate crews assail the bars lining the walk, concentrating on Mac McGee’s, reknowned for its clandestine confession booth and spirited Irish service. Keep an eye (your good eye) on your coinpurse, as it will be crowded and you can never trust a pirate!

Mac McGee’s Irish Pub

111 Sycamore Street, Decatur GA 30030, (404) 377-8050

6:31pm – 6:59pm

Follow the Map!

The pirates know where the treasure be hidden!! Follow them to the next stop to claim your share!!

6:00pm - 11:00pm

The PiratePalooza™ Pubsing

It's what we've waited for all year; a chance to howl and sing and drink and trade tales of buried treasure, indiscreet encounters and all the thrills of a pirate's life! This year is extra special, as we're returning to our favorite hidden den of piracy at Communion!! Treasure, indeed!

Communion

129 Church St, Decatur GA 30030

Paloozawear™

A grand tradition of PiratePalooza™ is the annual limited-edition T-shirt, available for purchase at the final stop of each year's pubcrawl and now, for the first time, via PayPal! Jump over and take a look at the PiratePaloozaGear™ Section for a history of PiratePalooza™'s highly-prized form of bosom-clinging attire!

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Footnotes:

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  1. International Talk Like a Pirate Day was started by Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket! Be sure to visit their website Talk Like a Pirate (.com)!
  2. Though we would like to have first dibs at naming any children that might result from those encounters.
  3. Captain Drew cannot validate your parking ticket or you, as a person.