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Hampton's Blackbeard Pirate Festival 2011

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Ahoy all,

The Hampton Blackbeard Festival has moved back to its regular time slot of the first weekend in June. It will be June 3-5. Friday night begins the festivities with the pirates ball. Saturday is a running story line of the city of Hampton and it's involvement with Blackbeard's demise. This includes an on the water battle depicting the famed Battle of Ocracoke. Sunday is a grand day of living history. For more information, please visit the festivals website at http://www.blackbeardpiratefestival.com/ If you have any questions, just yell!

Note, not officially announced yet, but BBF2012 will be in July the week before OpSail 2012 is in Norfolk, so plan on spending TWO WEEKS with us!

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Two weeks?!? the school is going to have a stroke, but then, hmmm field trips.... all in all, very cool!

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Hello!

Is there anyone coming from either SC or NC for this event? Thanks to recent circumstances I am in desperate need of help with transportation. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Yours & co

Mr. Ohlandt

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Hello!

Is there anyone coming from either SC or NC for this event? Thanks to recent circumstances I am in desperate need of help with transportation. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Yours & co

Mr. Ohlandt

I sent you a message on FB....

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We'll down a bit early Salty has an interview on Thursday ...Here's hoping we'll have good news to celebrate over the weekend!!!

Edited by callenish gunner

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We are very proud to say the The Brignds will be back as the host band for the Pirates Ball at Blackbeard this year. We have lots of new songs

(including "The Guns of Hampton") and tunes for your enjoyment and we look forward to seeing old friends and shipmates.

2011 is our 10th Anniversary performing together as The Brigands, and it started right there in Hampton at Blackbeard.

Despite what other festivals may have going for them, we always consider the Hampton Blackbeard Festival to be the heart of Piracy on the East Coast.

See you all there!

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this year is shaping up wonderfully. we can't wait to see the family again! Despite budget cuts, we are fileding roughly 110 reenactors through five crews- not including the various and numerous musicians and entertainment venues. I think that adds another 60 or so? Unfortunately, neither the Nykel or Exlporer will be with us this year- budget. But we are still going to have one heck of a fireworks show saturday night and the ever popular shantey sign saturday night after the boom-booms. I think there are an additional 8 period vendors?

edit* and a teaser of us practicing, ni idea where the tax man came from though

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edit* and a teaser of us practicing, ni idea where the tax man came from though

I think there needs to be a script with some of us pirates acquiring the taxes of the taxman B)

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Oh DO COME SEE ME FIRST THING ON Thursday or Friday (I will be arriving Thursday after work)... just ye wait and see what I have up my sleeve... bring small arms, cartridges and powder as well... B)

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I should be arriving on Friday around 3 PM or so. I am looking forward to having the Crewe of the Archangel's "Silkie's Hyde" up and running this year!

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Klaus and I are driving down Friday morning. Sorry for the last minute add. I just couldnt committ as I have been moving the last week.

See you all there. If you need any steel let me know now so I can bring it with me. I am not setting up a booth.

email me if you need anything @ 1stmate@baltimoreknife.com

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Pictures from the Hampton Festival. Regrettably, I was so busy talking with Cross and Jack that I forgot to take pictures with them!

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Blackbeard and Maynard duel aboard the Serenity.

102_4640.jpg The Meka II returns to dock (not under sail, alas).

102_4642.jpg A pirate hanging in irons.

102_4644.jpg Blackbeard's crew being brought in for trial.

102_4646.jpg Don't let her near the clam strips!

102_4647.jpg Mistreating the prisoners.

102_4648.jpg Mistreating the prisoners is really fun!

102_4650.jpg Calico Jack and Calico Jenny. They played awesome seagoing songs that Jenny wrote herself. Top quality stuff. I couldn't afford to buy any of their CDs, but I encourage all of you to do so.

102_4651.jpg Calico Jenny.

102_4652.jpg Calico Jack.

102_4653.jpg The Shadow Players stage combat group.

102_4655.jpg The Shadow Players.

102_4658.jpg A lady of the Shadow Players awaits a challenger.

102_4659.jpg Looks like she found a challenger.

102_4660.jpg Nix one challenger.

102_4661.jpg The Shadow Players' master of the whip.

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More from Hampton!

102_4662.jpg Okay, I admit it, I just think women with swords are cool.

102_4663.jpg Ditto.

102_4668.jpg Callenish Gunner!

102_4669.jpg Fireworks are not as cool as Callenish Gunner!

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Pirates2.jpg

I was enjoying the pictures and realized me and Callenish have something more than hobbies in common. What do you think?

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Pirates2.jpg

I was enjoying the pictures and realized me and Callenish have something more than hobbies in common. What do you think?

Pirates2.jpg

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Had a great time! Thank to Blackbeard's Crew and all of the other crews that made it a great weekend. I loved working in the tavern and working with a great group of wenches! We shall do it again next year and you lasses will leave with full pockets once again! Huzzah!

PS. I was rather tired when I posted this ...I do know other descriptors than simply "great" ;)

Edited by Silkie McDonough

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Great talking to you Daniel.....quite a joy to get neerd and not have someone get bored and try and run away lolololol hope you can make it to more events so i may pick your brain.........thanks to everyone for the great weekend...ill see most of you if not at beaufort,than at pip, or next year.....keep well all till then....

Yours &co.

Isrl. Cross

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Another great Hampton Balckbeard Festival!

Great meeting the new folks and seeing others that I haven't seen in a while.

Was a really great weather weekend too! Even had the pre-requisite Bb Festival rain Sunday morning, which thankfully cleared up by the time the show started.

Looking forward to next year.

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Favorite part...working them Guns of Hampton, especially Sunday on the docks....

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Found at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern/Hyde: Plain pewter tankard.

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Found at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern/Hyde: Plain pewter tankard.

What's left at the tavern becomes part of the tavern?

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Favorite part...working them Guns of Hampton, especially Sunday on the docks....

Yeah that was a fun time. Great way to start the day firing the guns as fast as we could :D

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Found at the Bunch of Grapes Tavern/Hyde: Plain pewter tankard.

What's left at the tavern becomes part of the tavern?

Generally yes but I do like to make an announcement just in case.

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ahoy all, i hope all are well and rested.

Thank you ALL for a great weekend. Everyone did what was needed and turned to in grand fashion. We fielded a record number of reenactors, more entertainment was there, and the local merchants had smiles on their faces. HUZZAH!

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ahoy all, i hope all are well and rested.

Thank you ALL for a great weekend. Everyone did what was needed and turned to in grand fashion. We fielded a record number of reenactors, more entertainment was there, and the local merchants had smiles on their faces. HUZZAH!

Thank you, Dutch. I look forward to Bald Head Is.and Beaufort.So little time during events. But, the week between, that will be some fun!

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