Thursday, December 15, 2011

Renaissance Festival '05

I was an ambitious high-schooler.

Early Elizabethan Ensemble

I got a lot of attention, some good and some aggressive. A washerwoman gave me a stern lesson in curtsying because I curtsied to her, but I was wearing a fancy dress. A member of the court also informed me that I was wearing the wrong style of hat; the French hood had gone out of style several of Henry VII's wives ago. Well, excuse me for being 20 years too late, ma'am. That said, I had a great day with my friends and ate turkey legs and was asked several times by total strangers, "How do you go to the bathroom in that thing?"

Early Elizabethan Ensemble (back)

The answer? "Very carefully."