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(Slate)   New book examines why Americans still COME to the Renaissance Faire after death of 60s counterculture that spawned it   (slate.com) divider line 15
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2013-02-02 03:31:33 PM  
4 votes:
Because flagon of ale and buxom wenches..
2013-02-02 06:24:51 PM  
2 votes:
The Ren Fair: Where fat chicks can feel hot.
2013-02-02 03:40:59 PM  
2 votes:

markie_farkie: Because flagon of ale and buxom wenches..


Mead.  Swords.  Horses.  Fire-twirling. Gorgeous clothing.  Meat on a stick.  Fake fighting.  In other words, fun stuff.

Now I want mead.
2013-02-02 03:39:33 PM  
2 votes:
because they're awesome?
2013-02-03 10:26:37 AM  
1 votes:
As I tell any patron who points out historical inaccuracies: Renaissance Faire! All of the adventure and romance, none of the disease and brutal oppression!
2013-02-03 09:11:43 AM  
1 votes:
Traditions often long outlive the original reason.

/Nothing to see here, move along.
2013-02-02 10:50:44 PM  
1 votes:

theorellior: Cerebral Knievel: Gorians.. in a nutshell, are a subset of the BDSM culture that base their entire.. thing around a series of really, really bad sci-fi novels dealing with the planet GOR and the culture of it's inhabitants. Master/slave thing.. rituals dealing with all that..

What? Really? There's a whole subculture of GOR cosplayers?

Wow. Just... wow.


Go look up the Tuchuks.
2013-02-02 07:45:01 PM  
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
Approves

/hot link
//can't believe I was the only one who thought this
2013-02-02 06:36:44 PM  
1 votes:
Because you can dance if you want to and you can leave your friends behind; because your friends don't dance and if they don't dance, well they're no friends of mine.
2013-02-02 05:06:53 PM  
1 votes:
(wishes there still were Renaissance Faires instead of all of the Fantasy Faires yclept Rennaisance)
2013-02-02 04:45:34 PM  
1 votes:
No better place to see plump older women showing off boobie cleavage.
2013-02-02 04:15:05 PM  
1 votes:
Same reason people go to Hooters instead of TGIFridays or Chili's.  Boobs and Beer.  It's a proven formula
2013-02-02 04:12:42 PM  
1 votes:
Ren Faires are one of the last bastions of free spirit. No one gets judged at a Ren Faire because the silliness of it all is why most people pay to go. The only other place that has that type of freedom is Comic Cons. Although the models they pay to advertise may get a little judgey of the cosplayers, but it's ok because they are nothing but eye candy with no soul anyways.
2013-02-02 03:46:40 PM  
1 votes:
Turkey legs. Although turkeys are New World birds, so they technically wouldn't have them in the actual Renaissance.
2013-02-02 03:42:47 PM  
1 votes:

Duck_of_Doom: markie_farkie: Because flagon of ale and buxom wenches..

Mead.  Swords.  Horses.  Fire-twirling. Gorgeous clothing.  Meat on a stick.  Fake fighting.  In other words, fun stuff.

Now I want mead.


Yup. I wonder why it takes a whole book to say "because it's fun!"
 
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