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  • The Renaissance Festival circuit is happening from border to border and coast to coast. The High-Summer season is here. Once again we’re all there, the lords and ladies of the faire.

    Jugglers! Jesters! Jousters! The King! Hawking! Talking! Pitching our ding! This wild, wooly, wacky Renaissance thing is a blast from the past.

    “It’s a fad that won’t last!”

    That’s what the critics said back in the day. All they could see was hippies at play. But a certain few grokked to what some never know. There is so much more to this thing than the show!

    This alternative lifestyle outside the mainstream is a chance to make real a vaudevillian dream. Or practice a craft or sell your own wares or travel the country working the Faires.

    For three decades now that’s just what we’ve done. It’s been a bit longer than that for some of the lifers! You know who you are. You’ve been on the road since your home was a car. Since your iPhone was a payphone a mile from camp!

    With sacks full of change Monday mornings we’d tramp to those phone booths and stand in the line of road dog reny’s all dropping their dimes. No, I’m not waxing nostalgic for those ancient times. None of us are it’s a pretty safe bet!

    Since the road dogs discovered the Internet we’re posting our photos & tagging our friends & updating our status! The show never ends! We’re on Myspace & Twitter & Facebook! Oh my!

    It’s a tad overwhelming for this old analog guy! But ya gotta roll with the times, my Pops used to say. ‘Twas a hard lesson learned and I’m still rolling today!

    So keep us all posted on where you’ll be goin’. What dates your gigs are and what town’s your show in.

    As you get on down the road this year keep the shiny side up and be of good cheer!
    The Royal March @ Texas Renaissance Festival 1987
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