Sherwood Forest Faire, February 27, 1562
My brother Yudi and his wife Andrea have been renaissance fair(e?) attendees for years. While they’re not evangelists, the few stories that they’ve told have kept me curious. Once our LA friend Shawn – a serious “Ren Faire” guy – invited Ayo to a class on renaissance improv, Ayo was set on attending a fair.
In Houston, Ayo thought to look online for Texas fairs and lo and behold, there was one taking place between Houston and Austin coinciding with the day that we planned to be there. Perfect!
Oh, man. We’ll be going again. Great costumes! Fun (and occasionally crude) humor! Nonstop music and entertainment all day! Free overnight RV parking!
I particularly enjoyed the 1500s-ified references to modern technology, like the iPhonograph that rang during a jester show and the “compact magic disc” that Vana Mazi had for sale (I bought one).
If you’re at all curious about what the fuss is all about, or if you just want to see grown adults dressed like 1500s blacksmiths, find a faire near you.
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