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Florida Matters: Gasparilla Pirate Invasion & Parade

When the famous and infamous Gasparilla Parade of the Pirates invades Tampa on Saturday, Jan. 31, it will be the 100th such procession along Bayshore Boulevard and the streets of downtown Tampa. Many people across the country – and even here in the Tampa Bay area -- don't quite understand what Gasparilla is all about. We take a look at this year's invasion, and the history of this curious event with Sgt. Jarrett Seal of the Tampa Police Department, and Shamus Warren, a pirate with Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

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Shamus WarrenPirate, Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla
Sgt. Jarrett SealTampa Police Department

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