Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bristol Renaissance Faire (Part 2) Side Acts

One of the great things about Ren Fair, there is always something to do. Some of the shows are a little dirty though. Take the mud show for example.

In the previous post, you'll have noticed Gypsy Geoff performing with Moonie. But he's also got his own juggling show. Here he is juggling canes. Despite having a bit of difficulty at first, you have to admit this takes real skill.

One of his unique tricks is to ask for three objects from the audience. Here he's got an umbrella, a bottle and my brothers shoe.

Geoff also has children join him on stage. They either help him in a juggling act or with spinning plates. It's always fun to watch.

Another thing to keep an eye out for is the costumes. The greatest thing to check out besides all the wenches are the colourful fantasy creatures. Not sure these really existed back in medieval England. But hey, it's all for fun, right?

If they can help it, they will try to avoid being photographed. But if you are lucky, you can still find them frolicking about, not paying attention to you.

If all else fails, send a child their way. Don't worry, they won't eat the children. They are rather fond of the children and are more likely to play with them.

You can also find live animals at the Ren Fair. These elephants for example are available to ride. Sure, it's a localized area, but how many people do you know can say they've actually rode an elephant before?

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