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ARRR! Gasparilla invades Tampa

After the Jose Gasparilla docked at the Tampa Convention Center pirates carried beads and goodies as they make their way along Bayhsore Boulevard for the annual spectacle that is Gasparilla.
The Jose Gasparilla is lead into the Seddon Channel during the annual Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Hillsborough Bay sailing north to Seddon Channel on Saturday, January 26, 2019. BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times
The Jose Gasparilla is lead into the Seddon Channel during the annual Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Hillsborough Bay sailing north to Seddon Channel on Saturday, January 26, 2019. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Published Jan. 26, 2019
Updated Jan. 26, 2019
Yeny Rivera, 46, of Riverview stands next to the Unsinkable Krewe of Molly Brown float during the Gasparilla 2019 parade on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Tampa, FL. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Hundreds of boaters fill the waterways around to watch the Jose Gasparilla pirate ship carrying hundreds of pirates as they invade the Tampa Convention Center during the 2019 Gasparilla Pirate invasion. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship carrying hundreds of pirates arrives at the Tampa Convention Center during the 2019 Gasparilla Pirate invasion. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn surrender the key to the city to pirates for the last time as mayor. The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship carrying hundreds of pirates arrives at the Tampa Convention Center during the 2019 Gasparilla Pirate invasion. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship is filled with Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla members and they sail toward the Tampa Convention Center during the annual Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Hillsborough Bay sailing north to Seddon Channel on Saturday, January 26, 2019. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship carrying hundreds of pirates arrives at the Tampa Convention Center during the 2019 Gasparilla Pirate invasion. LUIS SANTANA | Times
The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship sails toward the Tampa Convention Center during the annual Gasparilla Pirate Invasion in Hillsborough Bay sailing north to Seddon Channel on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Hundreds of boats join the flotilla. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
The Jose Gasparilla pirate ship carrying hundreds of pirates arrives at the Tampa Convention Center during the 2019 Gasparilla Pirate invasion. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Two women, who asked not to be identified, dance during the annual Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Bayshore Boulevard on Saturday, January 26, 2019. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
A boy celebrates after catching beads during the annual Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Bayshore Boulevard on Saturday, January 26, 2019. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
From left, Michael Beyer, 21, and Abraham Kellman, 20, embrace during the annual Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Bayshore Boulevard on Saturday, January 26, 2019. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Gustavo Cerezo leans on a fence during the annual Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Bayshore Boulevard on Saturday, January 26, 2019. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
A woman rests her head on a guard rail during the annual Gasparilla Parade of Pirates on Bayshore Boulevard on Saturday, January 26, 2019. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Grand marshall Mario Lopez throws beads during the Gasparilla 2019 parade on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Tampa, FL. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Sulema Diaz blows a kiss after receiving beads during the Gasparilla 2019 parade on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Tampa, FL. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Members of the crowd reach for beads during the Gasparilla 2019 parade on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Tampa, FL. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
The crowd lining Bayshore Boulevard celebrate during the Gasparilla 2019 parade on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Tampa, FL. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Members of the crowd reach a hat over the fence during the Gasparilla 2019 parade on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Tampa, FL. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Thousands of people line the streets of Bayshore Blvd in Tampa to watch the 2019 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, a tradition going back over 100 years. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Thousands of people line the streets of Bayshore Blvd in Tampa to watch the 2019 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, a tradition going back over 100 years. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Children call for beads during the Gasparilla 2019 parade on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Tampa, FL. TAILYR IRVINE | Times
Thousands of people line the streets of Bayshore Blvd in Tampa to watch the 2019 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, a tradition going back over 100 years. LUIS SANTANA | Times
Thousands of people line the streets of Bayshore Blvd in Tampa to watch the 2019 Gasparilla Parade of Pirates, a tradition going back over 100 years. LUIS SANTANA | Times

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