Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Turtleheads are Coming, The Turtleheads are Coming!

There is an annual Renaissance Festival within a two-hour drive of our home. I suspect that is true for at least 80% of the residents of parents' basements the United States. We try to attend every year. It gives us our exposure to big Arts & Crap shows, and it has a bunch of people in costume. How can you go wrong?

Years ago, the performers and attendees tried to do the m'lord/m'lady, prithee, fare-the-well period acting, but in recent years, people realize that it's kind of funnier to play it straight, but in costume. The actual stage acts still (mostly) act in Renassancish mode, but you'll see people in chain mail talking on iPhones.

So, a couple of years ago, GPop decided to wear his Star Trek outfit (yes, I have one as well) to the festival. The purveyors of musical instruments would see him coming and play the first few bars from the Star Trek theme. Pretty funny. At one point, we had an ontological glitch, when a fellow dressed in a Doctor Who costume approached GPop (in his Star Trek outfit) and said, "Man, you missed it. Last week, the Klingons were here."

Never before, and never again.


Hoji said...

I need to get out more. I can't come close to having a story like that.

GDad said...

Got a lot of livin to do.