Monday, November 12, 2012

Observations from a Renaissance Faire

- Renn Faires are an excuse to take your shirt off. Male or female, I see more topless people than one would expect. Some of these people should keep their shirts on though.

- Renn Faires, much like Halloween, has become an excuse for women to dress in the sluttiest clothes they can find. You expect women in corsets, but the number of girls wearing costumes that you would find at a porn shop is a little disturbing.

- Renn Faires are an excuse to let your geek flag fly high. I can't even begin to identify a quarter of the cosplay that walks by me on a daily basis. I have no idea what half of these fandoms are. In one day I had the 10th and 11th Doctor, the Tardis in multiple forms, a dozen different animes, Assassins Creed, WoW, Warhammer, Storm Troopers, Starfleet officers, Xena, more Links than I could count, and enough Jack Sparrows to fill his delusions when he was in Davy Jones' Locker.

- Renn Faires are an excuse to act weird. You don't have to be in costume to just be ridiculous. Most of the crazy off the wall comments I hear are coming from people wearing jeans and t-shirts.

- Renn Faires are an excuse to flirt unabashedly with anyone and everyone. Inhibitions go right out the window, and suddenly everyone is a flirt regardless of things like age, gender, or social status.

- Renn Faires are an excuse to make inappropriate comments. This is another loss of inhibitions. In real life a soccer mom would never make a comment about my breasts. At faire I get at least one soccer mom a day tell me I have amazing or distracting cleavage.

- Renn Faires are an excuse to not be you for a short time. The number of people who create a character just to escape reality for a few hours is staggering. Escapism at its finest.


  1. OH how I love this. I may have to read it again and again.

  2. These things just become so much more obvious when you are working in a shop and watch humanity slowly parading by your counter.