Pensacola State College
Ask around. I’m not the brightest guy. So, when I saw that Pirate Fest 2023 was going to feature something called “Human Foosball,” I put on my best wise-guy face and asked, “Isn’t human foosball just soccer?”
But no, it’s actually what it claims to be – Human Foosball. Participants are tethered to a pole and can slide side to side but not forward or backward.
Pensacola Inflatables is providing all the wacky and fun – and sometimes messy – activities for Pirate Fest 2023 set for 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, on the lawn behind Buildings 5 and 6 on the Pensacola campus.
The free event is open to all PSC students, faculty, staff and family members.
There will be free food from 3-D Eats and free Kona Ice from, well, Kona Ice.
Even though the Human Foosball shebang seems like a gas, that’s just the tip of the wackiness coming to PSC.
Here is a list of some of the many Pirate Fest 2023 attractions. We think maybe you might want to bring a change of clothes, or at least a towel if you want to engage in some of these:
- Toxic Slime Battle Zone Joust: The Pensacola Inflatables website says participants climb an 8-foot-high inflatable to the top and then battle with inflatable jousting thingies. Competitors try to knock each other into the pit of what the website calls “toxic green slime.” We will go out on a limb and guess it’s not really toxic. It couldn’t be. Right?
- Extra-Terrestrial Interactive Arena: You enter an inflatable mothership and battle to see who can tap the most lights inside as they illuminate like a larger, more psychedelic, other-worldly whack-a-mole game.
- 38-foot Double Lane Bungee Run Nuclear: Don’t be scared. It’s called “nuclear” because this inflatable attraction is colored with the black-on-yellow associated with nuclear material. The game? Try to race a competitor when you’re both attached to bungee cords. You might not get radiation poisoning, but you could leave with a bad case of wounded pride.
- Surfboard Simulator: If you have always wanted to try surfing, but you’re afraid to go out into the Gulf of Mexico because of, you know, fish and stuff, here’s your chance. This inflatable with a mechanized surfboard with preset modes will allow experienced surfers to hang ten and beginners and landlubbers a chance to hang one or two.
And this is just a start. There will also be a 24-foot high rock-climbing wall wide enough for four climbers, a four-person dizzy chair, a bungee trampoline and more.
The whole day sounds like a blast. And, as we said earlier, you should bring that towel. And maybe a barf bag for the dizzy chair.
Photos courtesy of Pensacola Inflatables