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Monday, August 17, 2009

Ren Fair-ing - Part II (People)

One of the primary reasons to go to the fair is to People Watch.

Here be the Bawdy Juggler.

There were many a long-haired musician.

And Pirates! Can I tell you how many pirates there were? [What is the collective noun for pirates? A Robbery? Rabble? Criminal? Brigand? Peril? Invasion? Treasure?]. At any rate, a brigand of Pirates invaded and rabbled in the Ale House...

The anachronisms are always fun. The Renaissance Lady using her cell phone... The Crusader using his Visa card (By the fire extinguisher)...

There were places for participation also. You could try your hand at archery, fencing, sword fighting, or as in this photo, get your melee on... (These young participants were a little hesitant to fully engage in bloody battle, but the sheer numbers were fun to watch).

But the funnest things we got to watch were the equestrian shows with their amazing riders. The "Dark Knights" complete with Games of Skill and jousting were fabulous. Unfortunately, my camera ran out of battery after this shot, so that's all I got of the noble knights...

However, I *did* get many of the gypsy equestrian show - which was even better. So stay tuned!

6 comments:

Soozcat said...

Yar! Me black little heart be cheered by piratey goodness!

tlc illustration said...

Now give me an applicable piratey collective noun, oh word-meister Sooz!

Jennifer Rose said...

a horde of pirates? band of pirates?

Lucille said...

Great pictures! Love all the jousting and costumes. When my daughter was about five her ambition was to be a jouster at a theme restaurant she'd heard about! Our Scottish Games is on Labor Day weekend - always a bit hot for ht wearing of the tartans, but great fun!

Soozcat said...

I'd say a swashbuckle of pirates... or perhaps a cannonload!

The Garden Ms. S said...

It's interesting how some people appear perfectly suited to their costumes.

How about a 'scallywag' of pirates :)