I spent a great weekend at TRF with my friends. We are all huggers even if it's been less than a week, we always greet and say good-bye with a hug. Even with new friends.
I needed to see my friends after the rough couple of weeks at work. I needed that friendly embrace and kiss on the cheek.
As I was leaving work for an extended weekend several coworkers asked me what exactly it is that I do at the renaissance festival. I explained as well as I could and showed them some pictures. They said: "oh, is this what they did in the movie Role Models"? I scowled and said; "No! It isn't the same thing. Again, let me repeat, NO!"
If anyone has seen that movie, that is not a renaissance festival. What they are doing is LARPing (Live Action Role Play). You can read more about it here.
So, what do I and my friends do at a ren faire? Drink. Talk. Pose for pictures. Walk to the next pub for another drink. We meet old friends. Meet some new and interesting people. Pose for more pictures. Share rum or more liquors from our flasks. We point out people dressed weird and occasionally go take our picture with them. Head to the next pub. Pose for more pictures. Photo-bomb people who are taking pictures. We talk and tell jokes. Did I mention that we drink? We dance when we're drunk. We give out lots of hugs and ogle some boobs or some hottie.
You know.... typical stuff that friends do together.
Hope y'all had a great weekend.