Last Wednesday was my birthday. And naturally – much to my husbands chagrin – his Leo wife found herself spreading a birth”day” into a birth”week”. Aside – from getting a new lens (which I am learning slowly but surely), going out to eat with family and trekking to the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia – I also got AppleTv. Which is very – very dangerous. I am a self – admitting TV Binge Watcher.
BUT – when Nick asked me where I wanted to go for my birthday – I knew there was only ONE place we NEEDED to go: THE NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIRE. We had to wait until the weekend, Nick had never gone to a Renn. Fair before and I wasn’t quite sure how he would FARE at the FAIRE. Though – I knew Nick is very comfortable with my post-goth, post-reenacting, history loving, very dramatic personality – I wasn’t positive he would be able handle others with the same “interests” – all in the same place – AT THE SAME TIME. BUT – as always – he was trooper and ended up really enjoying himself. I love when he leaves his comfort-zone. 🙂
I haven’t been to the Sterling Forest – Renaissance Faire in 20 years. It turned out to be an absolute PERFECT time for me to go – as I have been addicted to watching Season 1 of Black Sails on Starz. There is a whole Renegade’s Row that sells Pirate Memorabilia. While the re-enactor in me was SUPER tempted to buy everything there – it wasn’t to be – and thus – my dreams of sailing away on the High Seas with Captain Vane were put off until another day ….
But I did get to see:
- a Minstrel
- Friar Tuck
- a Lord Baelishy like frock (for those who don’t know – Baelish rocks my world)
- a long haired Chihuahua carried by a man with horns
- a lady get slapped with a wet sausage
- a rambunctious group of rascals – two of whom – hit Nick on the head with plastic swords
- a man that resembled a mix between The Junk Lady in Labyrinth and a Wizard wearing K/Swiss
- and a 13 year old Andean condor
ALL in ALL – I would have to say it was a very successful day!
Have you ever gone to a Renaissance Festival/Faire or any other reenactment? Is it something you’ve always wanted to do /participate in or are you like Nick and a bit more on the conservative side? Thanks for stopping by to read!!!! 🙂