La Cucaracha Chronicles presents Smugglers' Tales

When: July 8, 2023 7:00 PM

Where: The Studios of Key West, 533 Eaton St, Key West, FL 33040

Modern-day pirates gather 'round a bottle of rum for "Smuggler's Tales" presented by La Cucaracha Chronicles, an evening of interesting and raw storytelling by the smugglers themselves! Have you heard about the infamous "Big Pine 29" drug bust of 1980? Do you want know how many people were really involved in that off-load operation? Hear the tales of their adventures, fear, euphoria and heartaches from those wild Key West days with no Navy, no tourists and NO MONEY! Relive the feelings of running through the jungle in Colombia, Coast Guard planes finding your loaded boat, having to run the US1 blockade in 1982, dumping bales in shallow Cuban waters... and the outrageous paydays that lead to trading in a rusty old bicycle for a Porsche 911. 6-6:45pm Cocktails on Hugh's View. Lubricate yourselves with rum, you'll need it! Introduction by Stage Director Michael Marrero. 7-8pm Filter in through the Helmerich Theater and find a spot to eavesdrop on the stories. Afterparty Captain Gomez will be signing copies of his book. The others will remain anonymous.