Folk who haven’t seen it in the making probably don’t even think about the effort that goes into Pirate Petes daily “Shanghaied Groanups” pics.
The task is to get the victims to do something silly they don’t want to do and fer them to enjoy theirselves at the same time. If its their first time in this position there is added tension of the “what is he going to do next” factor.
Today the Captain found a lovely series of pics in his phone that documents some of the effort n preparation that precedes the actual shot that ends up on your newsfeed.
1. The Captain explains the reason fer the pose
2. He demonstrates the action….note the attentive stance of both SGs while trialling there own version of what he wants them to do
3. Time fer a little practice together under Pirate Petes watchful eye
4. The pic of today’s Shanghaied Groanups at Bathurst Early Learning Centre.
Pirate Pete salutes today’s crew n thanks them fer volunteering
Another successful day of treasure hunting fer Pirate Pete in Griffith today. A couple of fine pieces of art treasure thanks to Chelsea and Zabrina at Griffith East Preschool.
Then there’s the biggest collection of gold buttons the Captain has ever seen in one place. There are pics to show the buttons were give as a present n Pirate Pete didn’t steal.
Then there’s the cutest little pink steel spring clip we saw as we was setting up. No sooner had we set eyes on it n resolved to give it a new home we was busted by a teacher n had to hand it over. The teachers are so nice at Griffith Preschool it were give back to the Pirate as a reward fer showing up today (unlike Monday)
We begins with two months on the road in front of us. Sixty shows or thereabouts….some not yet confirmed.
First off is two weeks in the nations capital, Canberra. When we first toured to Canberra in 2002 we chuckled about “peak hour” traffic. Rush hour lasted fer about five minutes and were focussed on Northbourne Ave.
Now traffic is so heavy if the Captain has to cross town he does so early to avoid the chaos as light rail is built on the main thoroughfare. Allow us a cannon or two and we’ll happily take on peak hour traffic.
Sixteen Shows in Canberra in all. Heres the pics that tell some of the story….
After two weeks in Canberra its time fer the Captain to sail south. Next week we’ll be coming to you from Geelong.