Normally, I dont go on adventures on my weekends, even less so with friends. But Im glad today was one of those rare days where I actually was successful in planning a good outing with even better friends.
I and 4 other college friends all went to the New Hope Rennaisance Festival (just returned from it, whew am I tired!), where we were dressed as a band of rag-tag pirates. Not the best pirate costumes, but good enough and we didnt really care too much about this. We got one or two photos with a guy and his family though, and a bunch of little kids liked our outfits. We must have been doing something horribly right then.
These things, as fun as they are, also have wicked expensive stuff to buy. I went with three missions to complete: buy 1) a forest green cloak, 2) A bodice of some sort and 3) A wooden sword. I managed number 3 off the list, because it was 15 dollars. Everything else was way over my price limit. Although I also got a pretty sweet-looking dragon ring that fits the pirate look I was rockin' today. That goes with looking for Christmas and birthday presents for people: there was nice stuff but nothing I could really get people. I'll have to start looking for less expensive things I like then, I suppose.
Encountered a friend from RV! Had a hunch he would show up, since New Hope is kinda his area. Of course, its kinda hard not to miss a kid with red jeans on and roller-blading through a street with people in renn. faire and pirate garb.
Lunch, I think was one of the most fun parts of the day, actually. Had pizza (the food wasnt too great, it was so-so ) with the gang, and just intended to relax for a bit. But then the madness began. We all started to do this... weird dance thing where we would rock back from side-to-side with our arms in the air and with goofy smiles on our faces. In pirate gear. We got SO many looks and reactions as we did this. When we saw people coming, we'd put on serious straight faces: when they came within sight, we began the dance and the l? aughter began on both sides of the glass window. We even got this older lady to dance with us, from across the street. Same with small children who walked by with their parents (who also danced) and those driving past us.
Now you see why I had a good day?
Sang some Voltaire, mostly 'When Your Evil' while walking down the street, and acted in character as well. Got some giggles from passerbys too. I have to give props to my mom, who drive all of us insane college kids to the event. We even had a blast at the gas station: acted as pirates to the gas station attendent, who was laughing with us at the same time. Also did this when in traffic: one of our crew members saw a car full of hot chicks, rolled down the window and we all stared. They saw us and laughed, saw us in pirate gear and began talking in pirate speak to us. We returned with an "ARGH!" and it was returned before the light turned green.
I'll be thoroughly content for the remainder of the weekend after this fun weekend event. With my pirate sword and memories, a mind full of happy times, I have to make sure we all go to the NY Renn. Faire in the summer now.
- "Our ship is the Drama Queen's Revenge!"
- "Way to interrupt the song, Faith!" "Interrupting Faith!"
- "FUS RO DAH!"
- "Now mind you, I will be flirting with you."
- "Wonder if we'll find your "biological" father, Mike."
- "Pirates shared everything, and I mean everything
." "Sharing is caring, right?"
- "Hey Alex, you got competition."
To know what these quotes mean, just ask and I'll explain them!
To make the day better, the new Thousand Foot Krutch CD came in the mail today. I am a happy pirate indeed.
Signing off and setting sail,
the Lady Arcana del Tamaran, or Faith as you may know her