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Re: June 7th
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2008, 05:41:20 AM »
Thankfully no one gave me a weather update until the cast meeting after gates closed -- over 100 and 70% humidity. I wondered why i kept dumping water on my head and it just sat there. It apparently had no place to evaporate too. I found, though, that as long as I stuck to the shade and kept drinking water, I could make it through. We did have some patrons need attention from the White Knights and there were a few people missing from Tavern Sing, I assume because they had just given everything they had by their final stage show.

And it's supposed to be exactly the same today.

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Re: June 7th
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2008, 06:17:32 PM »
HEAT is a 4 letter word at Ren Faire!  Hope all went well, Sunday, right now I can't do 2 days under "normal" conditions, but compound that with the heat . . . 

I couldn't perform at the Tavern Sing, Saturday, because I didn't have anything to give!  I went to help John (Son of Strum) at a 3:30 show in Tavern and the heat & lack of air inside the tent was overwhealming.  I drank another quart of water and ate something light, but still couldn't muster up anything to give.  I'd been keeping up my hydration all day too! 

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Re: June 7th
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2008, 08:20:31 PM »
Actually heat wise I think it was worse today than it was yesterday.We did have several dress down before faire ended as well as a few people go down from heat.I know I ended up pulling myself out of of around noon 12:30 and by about 2:30 i was ordered by medical to dress down and not finsih out faire today cause of the fact that my pulse was a little high today.Tom (troubadude) you didn't miss much today.I don't think all the cast was fully recovered from yesterdays heat to be honest with you.
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Re: June 7th
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2008, 01:14:15 AM »
I had a harder time on Saturday than I did at the famous 105 degree day at MDRF last August.  Although I managed to avoid going down, I did so at the expense of not entertaining patrons as I should have (then again, not all patrons would've been entertained by my collapsing like a cheap beach chair in the food lines).  I can count the number of patrons I talked to on both hands, and I ended up spending at least half the day under shade, trying to recuperate (the rest of the time I was getting either gatorade or ice to take back into the shade in order to recuperate).  Though I made it to the tavern sing, I had to pass on the after-faire get together. When we woke up this morning, I found that my wife was sick, so we ran up the white flag and went home.
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Re: June 7th
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2008, 07:46:04 AM »
Well, we did survive, not all intact, but we did survive. 

My hats off to our White Knights!!!!!!!!!!  They had their work cut out for them this weekend, and as always, they came through! 

I did rather well, especially considering I just don't do heat (or cold for that matter) well.  I took better care of myself than usual (It helped my dh was there to ensure I did), and still made sure the children were well tended to.

 Richard (my youngest (6) made it to 4:30, when we finally had to force him to change out of garb.  He was happier afterwards since he could get sprayed down with water and had less layers on, not to mention more breathable layers. (cotton knit is wonderful). 

Due to a malfunction on my dd's (9) hoops, she ended up not garbing up, and I'm glad for it.  She's like me when handling the heat.  She even did fine.

My oldest, what a trooper, managed the day through, and did need some special tending to at some point, but was fine after a break and some pampering.  I personally was glad when the Tabbard came off.

We did manage to go to cast party, and even stayed longer than intended.  The kids had lots of fun and it was a great release after a long stressful day.

Sunday I got there late, little kids stayed home with Dad, and I vegged in one shady spot after another.  I only filmed one thing Sunday, and I'm glad I did.  It was an extended family with 4 boys and a girl that came to Court and either was wooed or had to woo.  They only had their phone camera, and part of the family that was at faire, wasn't there to enjoy what those kids endured...I mean had fun doing  LOL.   ;D  I know this family will remember their day at faire for a long time.  The comments they made as they were preparing to leave court was all filled with excitement and joy. It was well worth mustering up the energy to do that...GREAT JOB.

Brad...aka Fletcher Moon, never ceases to amaze me.  Even by end of day you could still hear him belting it out in his beautiful voice!

Huzzah to all that came out and played with us, Huzzah to our White Knights, Huzzah to our Vender's, Cast and misc. crew/volunteers!

Reese....heading off to nurse what is left of my sunburn from Sat.

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Re: June 7th
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2008, 08:55:22 AM »
I had a harder time on Saturday than I did at the famous 105 degree day at MDRF last August. 

I did too, but I didn't think it was a faire comparieson (hah, get it? The patrons were so loopy on Saturday they laughed at jokes like that) as I chickened out of garbing up for the infamous MDRF opener. I have an absurdly robust constitution, I spend a lot of time outside in the heat anyway taking care of a 5 acre property and so I'm better acclimated than you poor unlucky folk who have office day jobs -- and still, when I got back to my MIL's house on Saturday night I lay face down on her living room floor spread out like a novice nun prostrating herself before the altar during final vows, and immediately fell asleep for half an hour.

Tom, it was good to see you for one day and jamming under the Phoenix tent was a lot of fun. Maybe we can do it again sometime -- on Sunday Carl and I managed to identify a few more songs we both knew like Parson's Farewell, Nonesuch, Maltese Bransle and of course the ubiquitous Greensleeves (and I know a rather naughty set of lyrics by that great Scotsman Rabbie Burns that I may someday be brave enough to sing in public). And that insane drummer that travels with the gypsy tribe got me playing Butterfly so fast my fingers damn near fell off.

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Re: June 7th
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2008, 07:07:08 PM »
Well we started Saturday with half the court and by the end of the day only half of them were still standing and barely.  Sunday we started a few more short and by the end of the day there were only about 6 left in garb, less than 25% of our total court.  To say it was brutal is an understatement.  And yes I was at the imfamous 105 opeing day at MDRF in COURT garb (my really heavy doublet no even) and only made it until 2.  Saturday I lasted until 4 and about 5 on Sunday.  Court garb just isn't light no matter what you do.  I'm glad everyone survived but am sad that this coming weekend is the end for another year. :'(  But we have one more weekend of fun so I hope to see everyone there!
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