On April 10th, 2004 Amy and I went to Scarborough
Faire as a pair of pirate wenches. Much fun.
Over by the Scottish area of the faire, a demonstration of highland
fighting techniques included a banana substitution for a brass
flintlock pistol, and some old friends of mine... (I went to high
school with Annamae, and there she was with her husband Mike and their
children Kieran and Elaine.) A little later, we discovered that my
D&D group had come to the faire on their own.
As the above fighting demonstration indicates, the faire was full of
shows and displays:
Note the albino python draped around the
chief belly dancer (who at the time we were watching remained in a
supervisory role rather than herself taking the stage).
Another major draw to the faire is in the costuming -- whether you
enjoy dressing up yourself or just seeing what everyone else has come