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Pirates & Parrotheads unite

Posted on 3 May 2008 by Rosie Reilman

Jimmy Buffett hit the Queen City this past Tuesday, and Charlotteans came out to tailgate before the show.  It was great. I wish I had more photos but, thanks to the security folks, I was unable to get my camera into the amphitheater.  (Next time I’ll be sure to bring a smaller camera.) 

But to me the true event was the tailgating itself.  It was cold, but that didn’t stop the pirates and parrotheads from coming!  There’s nothing like an actual cheeseburger in paradise before hearing some island music.  There were tiki bars, pirate flags flying, and rum flowing!  I uploaded a few shots here on Flickr that I took in between my own tailgating. If you’d like to check it out, they’re also embedded below.  My only regret: I didn’t see one person dressed up as a parrot! So sad.


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    Justin Ruckman 3 May 2008 at 2:24 PM

    I had the same problem at the Feist show in ATL last month, my camera was too big to be allowed inside. Even my tiny video camera. But cell phone video was allowed, no problem. :(

    Don’t even get me started on how camera size is a useless metric for screening photographers, or how denying our right to capture and share media from an event is only choking the public’s awareness of its own culture.

    Them’s the rules for now anyway, and until we can work through the tangly mess of intellectual property, we gots to play nice.