Pirate Fest, the voyage home…

Pirate Fest 2009, Blow the Man Down… and we did! This was such a great success. I don’t remember ever having this much fun, great food, side-splitting moments or good friends around me ever in my years sailing the forest floors.

I want to thank Randall for being the bad guy and collecting money from everyone. For the first time ever we broke even and had enough to give a little back to those who went above and beyond. Thank you Myla for arranging for all the wood to be delivered in a most convenient and cost-effective manner. Thank you Jordan and Anna for building and delivering the chairs and swanky playboy sheets for the Black Shenanigan. Thank you Amelia for bringing that excellent homebrew, especially that mead that caused many of us memory loss on Friday night.

Thank you Chunker for bringing those awesome egg rolls. Thank you Benny for the great rum pasta salad. Thank you Greg for the awesome gumbo and congratulations to you and Maria for best outfits. I forget or do not know who brought what dishes entirely but thank you all for really beefing up on the Pirate Feast this year! Last year there were maybe half the dishes but you all really put out this time round.

Thanks Randall for bringing dice and Ivanhoe, Alan and Debbie for bringing Unspeakable Words and Monsters Menace America, Tommy for bringing Toblero, Julie for bringing Apples to Apples and anyone else who brought a game at the great risk of losing pieces to the camping gods.

Thank you Niko for bringing the wide array of weapons, explosive and sharp alike. Perhaps we could drag some more fighters up there next year for a mini pirate fighting tourney!

Chunker, James, Kevin and a few others have taken some great pictures which are currently featured on Facebook. I think you may need an account to access them but HERE is the link to Chunker’s and HERE is Kevin’s. If anyone else has a gallery URL to send to me and add to the list they will all be added to the Santa Cruz Pirate Fest website.

Thanks to everyone for being awesome about carpooling! I hope the way we did things this year was okay with everyone and if there are any comments or suggestions please feel free to email me.

Finally, thanks for being a saucy crew and taking the weekend out to hold your steins high in the air.

-Captain Groggy Swagger


  1. ..and THANK YOU to Aaron, without whom Pirate Fest would never have happened. EPIC musical chairs (I carried a wench!), EPIC food, EPIC laughs, EPIC cleavage, and EPIC gaming. The best, and something I'll eagerly look forward to for the next 12 months.

  2. And my thanks, as well. So much fun, such good pirates, such intoxicating grog. Such cleavage. Yes, EPIC! And well it should be, for we are pirates! Arrrr!
    I, too, will post photos on Facebook; and I'll try not to take so long this time …

  3. Yo Aaron…thanks for the shout out! BTW…Tablero was brought to us by David not Tommy =)

  4. hehe so how did you enjoy playing Tablero?

  5. I don't think we got too much Tablero in cause there was only one board and it's a 2 player game…kinda hard to get a group of people playing unfortunately…=(

  6. that sucks only 1 board. At least they are easy to make hehe. Though I have seen fancy ones that fold in half to make a carrying case for the dice and shot glasses. did you play with beer or did you go the tablato route with hard liquor?

  7. and the pictures from the Caribbean are where?

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