(A note: the reason the word 'Dam' is in there is because we were situation about half a mile downstream of one of the biggest dams on the Mississippi river. Just in case anyone was wondering.)
Pictured here before our sign was a fair peasant and a mute ninja-pirate. Don't ask how that works, it just does.
The 2nd was a very windy day, resulting in many things getting knocked over and a white tent trying to fly away. It was dragged back down to earth by half a dozen menfolk but not before clipping a forge and snapping some of its legs. Aye, it was a sad day for white tents.
All righty, so for the two days of the Renne faire I was a pirate. Will was the mute ninja-pirate (I realize that those are two things that cancel each other out, but bear with me) who wore a horrendous black wig. It was awesome.
Our stage for the pirate skit was basically a curb with some set pieces propped up against park benches--rough, but we really didn't need anything more polished.
I was also made the group spokesperson when we were interviewed for a newspaper. O.o It was actually kind of funny, because I had to speak into a little hand-held recorder and everything. XD
What had me wondering (and even mildly concerned) was the fact that after the reporter talked to us (that is, me) he walked back across the parking lot and I never saw him again. My question is, why didn't I see him interviewing anyone else? Hmm? HMM??
Oh well. One of life's unsolved mysteries, I guess.
The SCA (Society of (something) Anachronisms) came out and did several demonstrations of their respective abilities with swords, battle-axes, mauls, broadswords, rapiers, etc. I took WAY too many pictures and highly enjoyed watching the sight of grown men beating at each other with swords.
(Reminded me of my childhood, but on a bigger and better-padded scale. XD)
(The cup won.)
Getting too close to the ropes was a legitimate concern--they were all wearing either fencing masks or huge clunky helmets (I got to try one on, by the way XD), and it's very hard to see out of those things.
(The cape won.)
(I'm starting to see a trend here. XD)
There was also a dancing troupe in another quadrant of the fair--pre-teen girls belly-dancing. It was...um...interesting. And very jingly. XD
When I say 'interesting' I mean that being little girls they weren't amazing or anything--there were a few that really knew what they were doing and the others still lacked the smoothness and grace necessary for the dances.
(Not that I'm one to talk...I was VERY awkward and ungraceful at that age. But I digress.)
I got a video of the baton-twirler...now if only I can find it...
No video of the skit, by the way--I tried uploading it to Youtube and after taking 200 minutes to upload my video it told me that it was in an unsupported format. -_- So I'll have to re-format my video and try to upload it AGAIN. Nargh.