Monday, February 18, 2013

Renaissance Festival

Today me wife and I made our way to the Renaissance Festival.  This was our third annual pilgrimage to the festival and we had a blast.  I feel that we are very lucky in our community because this is a well run event.  I'm not sure how other Renaissance Festival compare however this one is 30 acres of pure adult fun.  They have built this town from the ground up, this is not just popup tents in a field.  They have buildings, stages and all the turkey legs you could every want to eat.  They are only open for about two months and it becomes the gathering place for many of the geeks or nerds in our community.  I like to see all the people dressed up in their costumes, especially the ladies with their corsets. 

One of the main attractions to this festival is the Ded Bob Sho.  This is truly an adult comedy show and kids should not attend.  Every show he takes a few members of the audience and makes them Zombies and they have to do what he tells them.  This year my wife was picked to be a Zombie and Bob had a blast.  The last picture shows Bob Bonking My Wife. 

One of the other great parts about this festival is the Jousting.  I know its all fake but so is wrestling and people still like that.  It is just cool to watch and adds a lot of flavor to the event.  We sat in the section for the Green and White Guy, I don't remember his name.  We did not stay to watch the final Jousting Tournament so I don't know if he won or not. 

I also snapped a few pictures of the King while he was walking around the festival. 

It was just a great way to spend the day with my wife.  It is unfortunate that the event is only open on weekends and this one holiday.  We both work weekends and can't go more then once.  I think it would be fun to dress in a period costumes and walk around.  Just to clarify that statement to my buddies, NO I AM NOT GOING TO START LARPing.  Maybe I will just paint up some fantasy miniatures instead.   


Scott said...

Nice, but looks a hot day to be dressed up in all that gear!

Drunken Samurai said...

Looks like you had a blast! Not sure if we will make it out this year. We tend to skip years.

Scott, it is winter time here. It could not have been more than 77F yesterday.

Da Green Skins said...

Scott, it was not hot but I am sure being in one of those costumes all day could be uncomfortable even with the great temp.

Drunken, maybe my wife and I will see your family at next years event.