I'll be honest, since the start of my internship at the Tampa Bay Times I dreaded the thought of covering Gasparilla. I'd seen Gasparilla coverage from years past and the thought of making something new made me really nervous.
For you non-Florida people, Gasparilla is an annual pirate invasion of downtown Tampa followed by a miles long parade. Similar to Mardi Gras, there's a lot of alcohol and a lot of beads. Last Saturday the weather was perfect and I really enjoyed the madness. For more TBT coverage click here.
MONICA HERNDON | Tampa Bay Times