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30 Years of ARTC: Pirate Day 2006

This being our 30th anniversary, we thought we’d dip back into the past and recap some of our previous performances, triumphs and tragedies, in a series of posts. And don’t forget our Chronology for a look at our 30 (and counting!) years of live performance!

This week we bring you our appearance at Talk Like a Pirate Day 2006. Check out all the pictures on our Flickr album.

In 2006 we returned for what is so far our final appearance at Barnes and Noble for Pirate Day. We had a blast at these, but time marches on and we’ve just been so busy since then! If you’d like to see more piratey shenanigans, let us know and we’ll get right on it!

Clair Kiernan, Jonathan Strickland, and Hal Wiedeman perform.

This isn’t really what scurvy looks like.

Bookstore performances are a ton of fun, but make for some interesting experiences. For example, you may notice the coffee shop behind us in that above picture. Imagine trying to do a performance with an espresso machine behind you. There’s also the audience factor – they’re not lined up in neat little rows listening with rapt attention. They’re browsing books, meeting friends, drinking coffee. We were audible all over the store, so people just listened where they were.

The audience for Talk Like a Pirate Day

We love the fact that one couple brought lawn chairs.

But there were a small group of people who camped out on the floor and had a great time!

Brad Weage performs an illusion.

Piracy is magical.

We would be remiss if we didn’t talk about Brad Weage at this performance, also. In addition to being a wizard on the keyboards, Brad was also an accomplished magician. We didn’t often find a way to incorporate this skill into our shows, but when we did it was a real blast.

Clair Kiernan, Terry Sanders, Daniel Kiernan, and Hal Wiedeman perform.

More pirates than you can shake a stick at.

Clair Kiernan, Kelley S. Ceccato, and Caran Wilbanks perform.

Lady pirates!

A fitting conclusion to the Pirate Hunter trilogy!