This is the 2nd time we have set up our encampment there and while last year was decent, this year our encampment was superb. We had about twice the size and were able to spread out and really lay out a nice Pirate spread. We had many tents up and our tables and chairs sitting around with a bunch of no good, dirty rotten scurvy dogs (us) lazin' about both days.
Wait, I take it back. We also did a couple programs, firing off our flintlock pistols, muskets, blunderbuss and our swivel gun (also known as a Murder). I don't get to do much with me doglock pistol so this was great. I have to thank me mates Bloody Bill and Ol' Sleepy Eye for lending me some black powder. And Captain Greydog and Captain Iron Flint for helping me get me gun ready.
The Alliance had many of its members there this weekend. Some on Saturday. Some on Sunday. Quite a few for both. Not only were the AOXX members there, but many friends of the Alliance, including but not limited to, The Royal Navy, Scarlett Harlot (me girlfriend), Stinky Tudor and many others. All three of our captains were there both day as to be expected (Captain Greydog of the Orange Mermaid, Captain Flynt of the Trogdar and the best looking of the bunch, meself, Captain Sage Lion of the Pride). As well, we had me lovely wife and first mate Salma Gundy, Cantankerous Jan (Greydog's wife and me girlfriend), Tasty Theresa (Capt. Flynt's friend and me girlfriend), Mad Mike, Ol' Sleepy Eye, Bloody Bill, Jean Pierre Fontainebleau, Sy Klegg, Craig and his wife Theresa, Guillaume (Guy) Brousette and Johannes "Johann" Abraham Poop (The Pirate formerly known as Scratchy).
Everyone appeared to have a great time. Our encampment, while at the ass end of the event seemed to get a lot of folks coming around. We had a beautiful spot with plenty of room. We were not too far from the arena also. Less area to cover while carrying our swivel guns, et al.
The black powder demonstrations were a hit. We fired off our weapons and the local pirate group covered the swords. I would have liked to do that meself, but I abdicate to their abilities and position.
Jules Evermore attended the event as well. It is always great to see him. We met up with him in Baltimore the week before. Now, I don't know how we got on the subject, but snuff came up. Lo and behold, Jules had some. Hmmmm. I hain't never tried snuff. What the hell. I took a pinch and sniffed it up me nose. After the initial burn and bowel evacuation and bleeding and blindness I was all right. Oh, except for the sneezing. I sneezed probably around 25 times. My sinuses were so clear and have applied to house orphan in them.
On Saturday me ma, Red Rum, me pop, Blind Pop and me brother's fiance Powder Kegs came by to visit. They had a ball and me and Salma Gundy loved having them there. Blind Pop thoroughly enjoyed listening and partially seeing the gun powder presentation. We kicked around fer a bit and then they blew away with the wind.
Later, me friend MariaH and her lovely (and underage) daughter found us. Now, normally I likes a good hug from MariaH. This time however, she had these Nine Inch Nails stickin' out of her neck. I hugged her and then punctured a lung. Many a Jack Tar left this beautiful woman scarred for life. A couple eyes put out, two nipples piercings (unintentional) and a tracheotomy. We loves ye MariaH, but lovin' ye hurts.
On Sunday, me own granny (who is in the middle of dental work and is missing teeth) came by along with me cousin, Canonballs (don't ask). This was a total surprise as me granny doesn't like me very much. I am too much like her. She don't mind me lovely wife Salma Gundy, nor do she have a problem with me scurvy dog Sappho, but meeee? Nope. No way. No how. Not only that, she had the audacity to try to make time with me mate Jean Pierre Fontainbleu. Bastard.
Our next biggie event will be in Long Beach for the Pier Days. I will put up the information soon.