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Monday, June 22, 2009

Arrrrgh, Matey! Thar Be Photos of NorCal Pirate Fest Ahoy!

Posted By on Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 8:30 AM

click to enlarge Shiver me timbers! It be Mendozer hisself! - JOE ESKENAZI
  • Joe Eskenazi
  • Shiver me timbers! It be Mendozer hisself!
Arrrgh, me mateys! Rum, sodomy, and the lash! Insert some other pirate cliche here (pieces of eight, keel-haul, MENDOOOOOOO-ZER!). This weekend marked the Northern California Pirate Festival in Vallejo -- a fitting locale; the city has faced its share of economic privations.

As with any theme fest, you could sum it up as a celebration of inappropriate cleavage, faux drunkenness, terrible English accents, fried food on sticks, and generous usage of the term "huzzah!"

Needless to say, there were plenty of photogenic folks who were happy to let us take their portraits. Click here for a full slideshow -- avast!  

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Joe Eskenazi

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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