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First Gasparilla: an introvert's experience

By IVY VELAZQUEZ

Gasparilla is one of the most anticipated events of the spring semester. A day where drinking suddenly seems to become an extreme sport and is basically an excuse to be drunk before the sun rises, many students here at UT, as well as residents of Tampa, party like a pirate. 964 more words

Gasparilla goes green for 2018

BY Fallon Fischer

Every year Tampa draws in a crowd of over 300,000 people for its annual Gasparilla celebration on the bay. While there is a lot to see at the main parade on Bayshore, what often gets overlooked are the over 100 pounds of beads and 24 tons of garbage that is left behind after the celebration. 492 more words

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Did You Know That You Can Recycle Your Gasparilla Beads.....and Get FREE Doughnuts?

Now that Gasparilla weekend is over do you find yourself with a house full of beads? Sure they are different colors and styles, and from different Krewes but, how many beads can you collect each year? 214 more words

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Next Level Gasparilla

This past weekend I took part in the Gasparilla parade in Tampa. Tampa is where I call home, and it is a city I’ve truly come to love.¬† 361 more words

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Gasparilla

So one big American tradition that’s way better than the English version is parades. I really like a good parade, but up until we visited Gasparilla, my experience was limited to local galas and anything that had been on tv. 348 more words

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Live Gasparilla Cam

Not a fan of traffic and crowds? Crack one open at home and do Gasparilla this way like me.

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