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« Reply #200 on: July 24, 2009 06:36:08 AM »

I took my latino hubby to a renfaire and he did enjoy himself. I will say he had  some probs with the renfaire guys kissing the back of my hand and using m'lady - I actually saw jealousy - who knew LOL He did think it was interesting and has suggested we might do it again. He's into armor and how it's made. There was a metalsmith making chain maille and he watched for quite a while. I loved the costume shops and the book store and the pirate section. And yes, I was caught a bit off guard by the effect kissed hand and a m'lady would have on my romantic sensibilities. I was without a doubt bowled over. I do believe I melted. I'm a hopeless romantic and Old and Middle English are my favorite periods in Lit. I studied courtly love and chivalry and have read enough Arthurian myth for several people. I'm very partial to the lais/lays of Marie de France. The renfaire was a bit like stepping into one of my texts.
I've never done the Sterling Faire in NY and they say it's fantastic. I have done the MT. Hope Winery Renfaire. It's smaller and the addition of the winery was most enjoyable. At Halloween they have an Edgar Allen Poe performance, and at Christmas they have a Charles  Dickens performance. I have so wanted to go. Poe was my first "Complete" works author. My mom gave me hers - I treasure that volume. Dickens is ok, but worth a trip at Christmas time - so Victorian.
Enough - off to grad work - wish me luck!!

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« Reply #201 on: July 24, 2009 07:13:36 AM »

Wind, I have been going to the Sterling, NY faire every year for 9 years and I love it. I love the chivalry, the costumes, the acts.. and hand kisses make me swoon like some sort of ninny. Couple that with the hand kiss coming from Dextre Tripp and I'm packing my bags to run off together! I mean, if we weren't both happily wedded that is. Wink I can't resist a contortionist in tights!

The only thing I have to say about Sterling is that last year it was a very different faire than I'm used to it being. I'm used to there being cleverly disguised lewd comments (right over the kiddies heads, but keeping adults in fits of giggles), I'm used to bar wenches announcing when they've found a meade virgin, I'm used to there being a big crowd of people that you know have been coming here for years because their costumes are impeccable and they just radiate excitement over being together and most importantly, I'm used to it not being terribly commercialised. The acts have always worked for tips and have occasionally had some t-shirts for sale. Last year everything seemed very PC, the crowd of Rennies (as I call them) had dissipated and every act was hawking wears several times during their performance. I heard it had been bought out by Disney of all people, and they were trying to 'clean' the place up, and were trying to bring in more cash, but it made it less enjoyable that it has always been for me.

It starts up again August 1 and I plan on going again, because I love dressing up (I'm always without fail a gypsy or a pirate), I love my husband in a kilt (rawr) and I love the ability to spend the day in a fake village. I'm just hoping maybe they'll revive the atmosphere because I would be heart-broken if this faire stopped happening or ceased to be fun.

I'll have to check out the one in Mt. Hope sometime.


Back on topic (yes, I'm a huge Ren Faire dork) pages are sent! Cheesy
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« Reply #202 on: July 24, 2009 08:13:50 AM »



I too, am a renfaire junkie! We go every single year in May at the http://tnrenfest.com/. This has basically become our family vacation, since we have NEVER been without children in our 18 years of marriage and the finances to take a REAL vacation. The funny part is, our Rennie is very "money" oriented and yet I honestly do not mind. We have so much fun because it is in the woods and away from all the normalcy of the world, which is always a blessing. Although, they are very clever about how they market things to make it look well and received well. We are thinking about driving down to the Alabama renfaire during October, because it falls on my birthday Tongue also that one has free entrance, which beats the 50 clams I shell out for ours.

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« Reply #203 on: July 24, 2009 08:31:00 AM »

Normally that wouldn't bother me, especially since we go to Ren Faire with the expectation of spending quite a bit of cash. I buy all sorts of wares and always tip the acts very well. It was the severe change in atmosphere that bothers me. It went from someone doing their stuff and at the end of their performance saying something like 'if you enjoyed the show, consider buying some of my tshirts/juggling balls/postcards, come get a photo with me and tell me you had fun!' to *does a trick* 'Remember, we have tshirts in the gift shop!' *trick* 'Don't forget, we have wares for sale! If you buy something come get me to sign it!!' *trick*

I had overheard that the owners have raised expectations of capital performers should be bringing in and have increased their cuts of it. Since this is what these people do for a living and they really do make their money from tips and sales, I can completely understand why they're trying to push their wares more. My annoyance certainly doesn't lie with them, but with the management.

And so my post isn't all annoyance, here's the afforementioned foxy contortionist in tights...


Don't bother pretending that his moustache and dashing smile doesn't make you weak in the knees. He's 20 years my senior and I'd still run off with him...  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #204 on: July 24, 2009 10:45:51 AM »

****ORGANIZATIONAL NOTE****

I think I am extending send out date to Monday because I don't think I will make it to the post office tomorrow morning and we have a few others that haven't sent as yet - any objections?

Ronda
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« Reply #205 on: July 24, 2009 10:47:02 AM »

contortionist is indeed cute, LOL!
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WARNING: MAGNETS, EVEN SMALL ONES, CAN INTERFERE WITH OR DAMAGE COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS LIKE CELL PHONES, AND ERASE DATA CODES ON CREDIT CARDS!

Give me a bag of tumbled stones and I will play for hours! Wink

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« Reply #206 on: July 24, 2009 02:39:29 PM »

brass bits and bobbles...oh you so should have made a chunky page of that...lol

funny, we dont see a lot of kilts around, except some weddings and if a mob of scots come to town, but  no-one turns a hair, i think its sexy...

useful piece of information, the kilt was invented by the Irish, not the scots...
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« Reply #207 on: July 24, 2009 08:31:08 PM »

No objections to the later send out date Smiley. I'm doing a day trip to New York city tomorrow, I sure hope I have fun!  Cheesy
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« Reply #208 on: July 24, 2009 08:42:03 PM »

I don't mind either, I'm sure they are worth the wait!! I think I'm just waiting for two from Danni and one from Rondas
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« Reply #209 on: July 24, 2009 08:43:16 PM »

I make pretty frequent day trips into the city since I'm less than an hour away. Cheesy

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