"Girls with ears?! Okay, you are a huge dork... but... a man... A MAN... a man with a tail?! I want to bludgeon you with your lance." Mr F recaps.
"I thought this was a Robin Hood festival, but really it was a pirate festival." Baby recaps.
It was basically like a Furry convention exploded into a Dungeons and Dragons convention which exploded into a casting call for a bad (really bad) pirate movie.
It was terrible, and that doesn't even count that it was cold and raining and that we actually PAID to go.
There was nothing Renaissance about it. I'm actually pretty pissed that they have schools come up for a learning experience.
None of it... none of it... not the pirates, the elfs, the fairies, OR THE FACT THAT IT WAS SET IN THE WRONG TIME PERIOD AND PLACE... had anything to do with the Renaissance.
And while it's true, we aren't really dressing up people, I can totally get into and respect some decent reenactment stuff.
This was just some people taking themselves a little too seriously at a bad Halloween party.
The fact that they had it ALL WRONG... and yet still had an annoying over the top smugness about them... made it all the more embarrassing to behold.
As I was trying to check out if this is just a bad Renaissance Festival or par for the course, I stumbled on this article...
"Will The Real Renaissance Please Stand Up"
and laughed my ass off through it. It was like he had attended the same fair (minus all the cool stuff he saw in the last paragraph of his article). So apparently, our experience was just par for the course.