Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sterling Renaissance Festival

Today Chris and I went to the Sterling Renaissance Festival with our friends Kate & Issac and Shawn, a friend of Chris's from work. As always, the festival was a lot of fun and there were a lot of really funny performers there. This video shows one such performer: Emrys Fleet performing the Rat Extravaganza featuring Wilbur the Dancing Weasel. hahaha It was just as ridiculous as the name would have you believe.

It was, of course, that much more entertaining when I got pulled up on stage to be his "lovely assistant." hahaha Chris filmed the whole ridiculous thing.

video

In case you couldn't tell from the video, the big joke near the end was that the rat pooped in my hand. lol Obviously, not really. He dropped raisins in my hand. lol

Here's some more pictures of our adventures:

We watched the jousting. Very funny and exciting.
A silent comic, Danny Lord, put on an entertaining show. I'll leave this picture to the imagination.
We watched a show put on by a sword swallower, Johnny Fox. He's really funny, too. Gross and confusing, but funny.
Here's the sword he swallowed in the above picture.
We tried our hands at archery. I believe Isaac was the only one who left feeling like he had any talent with a bow.

This guy was strange and entertaining.

This picture is a little blurry, but it was the only one I had of his "whole body". lol See the little legs as he ... er, the queen rides side saddle? That's how you know she's a lady. haha
And this guy was just amusing.