Monday, March 28, 2005

Ren Faire Part II ---10 Reasons I Will Do It Again

Well, there were suppose to be pictures. For the second time we got dressed, took pictures, group and individual, sit down to pull them off the camera and NOTHING!.......Could it be, like vampires, if you are in Elizabethan garb, your picture can't be made? So I will try again next weekend when the runs again.

I must say for someone who really doesn't sew, they didn't fall apart, no one laughed. But I am eyeing those vendors that sell ready-made items for the second weekend of the fair. Yes, I do have a whole year to make myself another bodice, but.......

So in their place, here is a picture of the hose that I am knitting as part of the display.


Top of hose....these are thigh high!

My 10 Reasons for Doing It Again.....

1. Trumpet Princess and Goth Daughter can actually get along and not fight while at the fair.
Which is different from today as we are attempting to get the house back to rights and they
are yelling at each other about how to clean each other's areas. I'm hiding in my room!

2. Since it is during daylight hours only and very well patrolled and there are some safeguards
the girls are aware of, I can "turn them loose" and say meet up here at XX o'clock and they
do it and I can let them out of my sight with little pain.

3. They enjoy it and have fun and I enjoyed by time spent on a porch knitting and getting paid
for it (not actually paid, paid, but since we were volunteers we got in free and admission
for 1 day is $12 for an adult, it was like getting paid!)

4. Can "escape" the mundane world for a period of time and pretend to be someone/
somewhere else.

5. My eldest has said that if I want to be a 60 year old "fairy" with a glittery dragon tattooed
on my wrinkled cleavage and it makes me happy, I can be a 60 year old fairy with a dragon
tattoed on my cleavage. Not that I'm 60 yet, or have a dragon tattoo (the wrinkled cleavage,
I'm not admitting to!) I'm raising such tolerant daughters! (This Ren Faire has a fantasy
contengent.)

6. I can walk around with no cell phone and not be scorned. (Do have a pre-paid cell phone
finally just for emergency use.) In fact, if my cell phone is showing at the Faire, I can be in
big trouble. Cleavage no problem, cell phone, problem.

7. All the people who volunteer, although I really don't know but a couple personally yet,
are the nicest people. They have made us "newbies" really welcome.

8. Plump is not bad at Ren Faires! Regardless of your weight, those costumes really level
ye olde playing field!

9. Got out and did something "different" for awhile. Not just as a spectator, but participated,
got involved, got up off my butt/couch.

10. ANY MAN IN REN GARB LOOKS DAMN FINE! I don't know what it is about some guy, who you wouldn't look twice at in "real" life, looks good all dressed up in Elizabethan garb. Or semi-Elizabethan garb. Or kilts! Yes, kilts are great! And capes....long black ones! Hair! Did I tell you I have discovered I like long hair on a man, even if it is gray? Beards and moustaches! Those work also. Did I mention kilts and bare knees?

Ok, (fan, pant, fan) I'm not going to stop traffic myself by any means, but some guy walking by, giving you a little bow and "Good day, m'lady" and I'm that little puddle on the ground. And if you should be somewhere and they stop and talk, you are showered with the most flowerly BS you have ever heard, but it sure is fun!

Oh, almost forgot, so, I have 11 reasons it seems......

11. The entertainment is great! They do have some "imported" entertainment, like "Mooney,
the Magnificient" and "Renaissance Man" (love that Mooney's show!) and some of it is put
on by the local guilds, but you can go from show to show and be entertained.

No, make that 12.....

12. Even the youngest of kids have a ball. And let a youngster buy a wooden/pretend
sword! Take them to watch the jousting! They can't see things fast enough between the
shows (which many are geared toward the kids) and people walking around in costume.

Now that I have done my bit to plug Ren Faires, if you have the luxury of having one near you and have never gone, go at least 1 time. Take the family/friends. It is a great way to spend a day.

13 reasons.....

13. Where else can you see Queen Elizabeth? So it's Elizabeth I, but whose counting?

14. And the greyhounds! They had a tent set up for the "Queen's Coursing Hounds". So
not only did you get to see them run, but they get to lay round on satin and brocade
cushions with fine covers on (because of the chill) and you can pet them and want one
of you own.

Was that a man in a kilt walking by................

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