Monday, November 15, 2010

LARF 2010

So, as promised from the weekend, here are a few pictures and recap.

We woke up around six Saturday morning, got ready and started on the road to Hammond. We weren't even out of Lafayette before the fun started. I decided it would be a great idea to pluck my eyebrows in the car. Yeah, not so much. We stop for coffee. I get out of the car, doors lock and door close before I realize my glasses where not on my face. Yeah, I left them in the car. Thankfully, I'm a coffee addict and know the menu so I don't have to look at anything haha.

We get to Hammond with no problems. Here's a picture of how excited I am to be there:

We walk in the gate and are immediately asked if we are belly dancers and take a picture with this lovely gentleman:

While he is telling us about another belly dancer that will be in the area the following weekend, Creepy Bald Guy walks up. He tries talking to us. No big deal, right? Wrong! CBG follows us around ALL DAY. He even found us on Sunday. Thankfully, we had our protector there:

We where stopped multi times throughout the next two days for pictures with random people. We got free henna:

We danced with live drummers and awesome dancers:

This is a photo of out group near days end on Sunday. It rained, but we still had a wonderful time.

If you ever get a chance to go to a Renissance Festival, GO!! Seriously, I had a wonderful time and some very much needed bonding time with my amazing friends.
Oh, here's another story for you: at the end of the day Saturday, we were invited back to the camp grounds for a drum circle. I've never been to one and was excited to go. After getting food while getting lost on the way to the hotel, we make it back to the camp site. It's a huge fire pit in the woods. If you've never been to one of those, you have to go. We danced around the fire to live drummers. I even zilled. It was amazing. I also grabbed Cort's drum and started playing, having never drummed before. Something happened to me out there that I can describe. I was shimmying, rasing zills over head. I felt something inside I have never felt before. I'm so grateful for it. I'm just sad we had to leave because of Crazy Tamborine Lady. She kept coming up to the drummers and yelling at them, telling them that they were embrassing her and stuff. She was rather annoying. As we were leaving, she was getting fussed at. So, as you can see, we had our share of crazy for the weekend, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. I had an amzing time with my awesome friends.
What did you do this weekend?


Amy --- Just A Titch said...

I did next to nothing this was perfect. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend!

Heather said...

Sounds like you had a pretty amazing weekend, yourself, Amy :)Thanks for reading :)

Linda said...

aw :) i miss it. i just saw in my 5 year journal that 11/20/09 was the last time i went to RenFest. sadness.

This weekend, I had dinner with bf and his friends on Friday and crashed guys night out. Saturday, I babysat and then watched the Manny vs. Margarito fight (great fight!)

And Sunday, I helped a friend's bf move and then watched Morning Glory. :)
- linda

Pam said...

I want to go to a Ren Feast so bad. I haven't been to one since I moved to Louisiana. Sounds like you had an amazing time, and got an insiders look at how things are there. Glad you had fun!!

Jaime said...

Sounds like you had so much fun!!! You know, except for Crazy Bald Guy. *shudders*

You all look so cute in your outfits, too. :D

Heather said...

Linda, sounds like you had a nice weekend. How was Morning Glory?
Pam, you have to come with us next time we go.
Jamie, yeah, we went to a show on Sunday and my friend and I moved to the front row. He was there and came sat by us :( Thanks about the outfits :)