It’s official. Ye Mystic Crucible is over.
Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla has let it be known that it’s now OK with them if other krewes in pirate attire continue to dress as pirates for the annual pirate invasion. Apparently Ye Mystic Krewe feels assured that it will only be blamed for disorderly conduct by its own members.
Also, while Mayor Pam Iorio will certainly be prominent at Gasparilla 2004, at least one former mayoral candidate will actually be marching in the parade. Look for Frank Sanchez, who is a member of the Krewe of Mambi, to be in uniform and hoofing it along the parade route.
No doubt Sanchez hopes to be in a convertible in future parades. He’s still mulling other opportunities on the political horizon.