Rock Legends That Would Fit In Perfectly At Gasparilla
It’s almost time to batten the hatches and brave the storm of the Gasparilla festivities of 2024. Every year, thousands of Gasparillians bust out their favorite silks to throw down in the streets of Tampa Bay to celebrate the legendary Joe Gaspar and his crew of pirates. Speaking of pirates, I put together a list of 5 legendary rock bands that would fit in perfectly at Gasparilla.
5 Legendary rock bands that would fit in at Gasparilla:
- Guns N’ Roses: Slash has always been known for his legendary top hat and signature flow. On top of that the jewelry, leather, and weathered tees, Slash could easily trade in his top hat for a pirate hat. Guns N Roses could waltz into the streets of Tampa Bay and blend right in during Gasparilla.
- ZZ Top: I mean, you knew ZZ Top would be here, right? They got the hats, beards and are one eye patch away from being the perfect band for Gasparilla. Within no time, Bill Gibbons and Dusty Hill could fly the Jolly Roger flag sailing the high seas.
- AC/DC: Two words. Angus. Young. Normally dressed as a school boy, Angus Young could easily swap out his signature schoolboy look for ancient pirate garb.
- Lynyrd Skynyrd: These Florida natives are born with pirate blood coursing through their veins. Even Though he’s Native American, Rickey Medlocke could easily be confused for Captain Bligh.
- Aerosmith: Aerosmith is a no brainer. Steven Tyler and Joe Perry … they easily look like pirates already. The band could roll up in a pirate ship and fit right in.
History of Gasparilla
For over 100 years, the people of Tampa have been celebrating the life of the legendary Joe Gaspar and his crew of pirates. The famed Spanish Pirate, Joe Gaspar, invaded the coast of Florida hundreds of years ago. Gaspar raided many ships on his voyages, earning himself a fortune in booty. With defeat on the horizon, Gaspar did what any pirate would do. He tied himself to an anchor chain and jumped into the sea where the legend of Gaspar was born.
Back in 1904 the longest standing Tampa Bay tradition began. The first Gasparilla Parade was held on horseback. The tradition has stood tall through monumental historical times like WWII and continued to add in new festivities throughout the decades. Gasparilla is free for the community and there are plenty of activities for all ages.
For more information and a rundown for this years Gasparilla events, visit the website.