Port Arthur, TX     May 29, 2016

The Sunday of Memorial Day weekend brought out the TMCA Spring Flings Pirate Picnic and the Bilge Pumps couldn't prevent ourselves from crashing it. We slathered our bilgy buffoonery on thick and plentiful as we belted out 3+ hours of pirate music and obligatory nautical cover songs to the sailors who braved the choppy Houston Bay waters to come to the show. We're pretty sure the sea sickness they felt going home wasn't our fault.

The rains in Texas would not go away for the weekend. In fact, they tried to swamp us on the way there.

Jack the Rum Runner gets in touch with his inner Sparrow with outer sparrows.

The big tent it set up for the Bilge Pumps to entertain the yachting crowds.

Maroon the Shantyman leans over a bit to cheat on the vocals by looking at Jack's cheat sheet.

"Well, there's not doubting which band is playing today!"

Blackbead from the Seadog Slam made an appearance in one of the breaks between sets.

It's time for the costume contest!

The band gets a chance to break in their new sound board for the weekend. Not to mention new mics and new speakers.

For the second set, the group moves down off the stage to better play with the audience and have easy access to booze.

Wow! These Bilge Pumps shows get really violent!

Harvey the Corpsman has locked in on a target and won't be stopped short of a knee to the hatches.

Jack may not know what's going to happen next, but he knows it won't be good.


Splice takes a break between sets, dreaming of dolphins, dolphins, dolphins...


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or on to more pictures of The Bilge Pumps jaunts from 2016!!

| Pirates on the Prairie V 2016 | Mardi Gras Galveston 2016 | Medieval Fair of Norman 2016 | Railean Rum Distillery 2016 |
| TMCA Spring Fling 2016 | Texas Pirate Festival 2016 | Taking the Stage III 2016 | Messina Hof Winery 2016 |
| TCC TLAPD Party 2016 | Texarkana Ren Faire 2016 | Magical & Medieval Faire 2016 | Texas Ren Festival 2016 |
| Louisiana Ren Fest 2016 | Railean Rum Distillery 2016 | Dickens on the Strand 2016 | GP Farmers Market 2016 |

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