Westeros or a Ren Faire?
Posted September 26, 2011on:
Are you ready for a rummmbbbbllleeee!!!
Are you ready for the violence, the pageantry, the bravery, the HONOR that is the LISTS of the JOUST??
Wait, did I wake up in Westeros, or am I at a Ren Faire?
These guys sure look like they walked right out of Westeros:
Ok, so I didn’t wake up in Westeros. Over the weekend me and a buddy road-tripped to our state’s Renaissance Festival, and had a blast. As I’ve already been outed as “someone who likes that kind of thing”, I was in it for the joust!! As violent as I remember this being when I was a kid, these days it is fully staged to protect the horses, all of whom are rescue horses. Saved from the glue factory to run around a field for 30 minutes 3 times a day and then get petted by a gazillion little kids.
And all I could think through the entire show was “zomg, I feel like I woke up in Westeros! that’s so cool!” of course, no one who was sitting near me had any idea what I was talking about.
If you’ve never been to a Renissance Faire, you should go. They are fun and silly and it’s something everyone should experience at least once. Also, dudes juggling stuff on fire while they are balanced on wobbly stuff. And that’s not the only dangling participle, as one of said jugglers was wearing tights. really thin, really tight tights.