Saturday, March 14, 2015

Party in the noisy section; camp in the quiet

I love medieval festas, I love the gorgeous costumes and armour and stilt-walkers, drummers, mummers and flag-jugglers, hurdy-gurdy and crumhorn players, and all manner of pageantry. And I love that in this town, this kind of stuff is a regular pattern of life, probably a lot like it was in the 13th century.

But I'm pretty glad I decided not to get a place inside the walls.

Party in the noisy section; camp in the quiet section. A good old SCA rule that has stood me well, lo, these 35 years.

Setting things on fire is pretty fun too. Bonfire Night, Norcia-style. 



G. Thomas Fitzpatrick said...

We're you in the SCA, Hilary? I knew a lot of people who were in that. I did American Revolution (British side).

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

I was involved in the SCA off and on for about 20 years. I always know what AS year it is, because the SCA and I were born within three months of each other, in 1966.

I mostly hung out with these guys

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

And played a fair bit of this

with these guys, back in the day