Renaissance Pleasure Faire 2013
It was a beautiful summer like day. I have to admit I was a little nervous as I was finally going to visit the Renaissance Faire. I’ve been itching to go for years, but have always put it off for another day. Well that day is here. I’m not going in costume, but I am looking forward to the passionate faire goers who will be decked out in full garb. More power to ya! God Save the Queen, Huzzah!
First up, Gypsy Jeff dazzled us with his juggling and witty banter. He defied death by juggling fire and sharp instruments. Finally, he encouraged all of us to pursue our passions and dreams and quit our day jobs.
Next up I journeyed to faraway lands as a Gypsy, a Keltic , and a Viking. I was entranced by unique and beautiful music performed by Circa Paleo. Jenny explained the nuances of each piece as she expertly guided us along the way.
For lunch, I chowed down on a delicious, barbaric turkey leg. It was mouthwatering after I added spices and barbecue sauce. I topped it off with a huge serving of yummy curly fries soaked in ketchup. Don’t worry, I only indulge once In a great while.
There were tons of games like throwing knives, axes, spears, and even using a bow and arrow. You could also dunk a wisecracking jester and test your strength against a mighty giant. The queen paraded with her court a few times and I even spotted fairies and demons.
As the fair wrapped up I was treated to an impromptu band performance. Wanderers from faraway lands gathered like moths to a flame as the percussion and wind instruments harmoniously played together. Their energy was magical as everyone danced the day away. I felt brotherhood, merriment, and open hearts. The world needs more events like this one. Interestingly, some people carried mock weapons, but everyone carried a mug. Drinking and fellowship are more important than warfare.