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Brash Gasparilla pirates to seek mayor's surrender before invasion

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, center, makes Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla captain Jim Von Thron reach for the key to the city as he surrenders at the Tampa Convention center last year. At right is U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times (2013)

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, center, makes Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla captain Jim Von Thron reach for the key to the city as he surrenders at the Tampa Convention center last year. At right is U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.

TAMPA — You'll hear the pirates coming.

About 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the sounds of cannon fire will echo through downtown as swashbucklers from Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla try to persuade Mayor Bob Buckhorn to give up the keys to the city in advance of Saturday's parade of pirates.

The theatrics, including the faux cannon fire and heavy makeup to transform businessmen into pirates, happen near Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 N Franklin St.

The festival is Saturday, with the pirate ship Jose Gasparilla docking about 1 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center, followed by the 2 p.m. parade along Bayshore Boulevard and onto Ashley Drive in downtown.

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