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Offline The Lady Mercedes

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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #30 on: September 28, 2010, 04:55:37 AM »
Lol I shall keep my eye out! Oh speaking of faire, I'm in the midst of finishing up my peasant outfit-alls I need is a leathery looking puch that I can loop my belt through & a tin or pewter cup w/a handle that I can also loop my belt through. I'm also thinking of getting some clog type shoes to wear. I never thought I'd ever consider wearing Crocs, however if you have the last issue of Renaissance Magazine & look at the photo in the article about shoes, there's a shoe shown that looks suspiciously familiar...lol
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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #31 on: September 28, 2010, 08:13:19 AM »
Hey Auryn, I understand completely. I'm sort of a "closet introvert", so although I'm actually friendly and sorta goofy once we've met, it's not always easy for me to approach someone I don't know and just start talking to them. And occasionally I've gotten the fisheye, even from one or two people on the forums. That was a little awkward... The R/F pin is helpful though, and I've met several lovely people here just by saying, "I recognize your face from the forums, but I don't always connect names and faces. I'm Tipsy Gypsy." Works well :).
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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #32 on: September 28, 2010, 09:38:28 AM »
My appraoch doesn't work for everyone;
but it amazes my husband, especially when we are vacationing in a different state and someone comes up and says "Did I meet you at _________Faire?"

Anyone and everyone who is some kind of garb is fair game for me, especially when waiting in line to get in. I go up, introduce myself and start asking about their garb or accesories. So from that point we go from show to show and pub to pub running into people we've already met. Then we share a table, bench and some commentary about the faire and the shows. You learn some interesting things if you are open and listen to how people respond to you.
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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2010, 09:50:20 AM »
I don't have a problem meeting people at all. It's just getting them to stand next to me for longer than 5 minutes LOLOL!
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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2010, 10:33:05 AM »
I've never met anyone from the forums, that I know of anyway.

I'm a bit standoffish, quiet and a little shy. People tend to mistake that for me being snob/jerk/ahole because I am not chatty when I meet people for the first time. Sometimes I can be the aforementioned, but the reality is it just takes me a while to warm up to people. I have never been comfortable walking up to strangers and introducing myself.


That said, if you see me running around over the next few months at TRF, feel free to say hi. I'm a decent fellow once the ice is broken.
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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #35 on: September 28, 2010, 10:35:12 AM »
Hey bot, come find me in Transylvania (near Pirates Cove). I'm the one with the hump LOL!
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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #36 on: September 28, 2010, 10:38:16 AM »
I've never met anyone from the forums, that I know of anyway.

I'm a bit standoffish, quiet and a little shy. People tend to mistake that for me being snob/jerk/ahole because I am not chatty when I meet people for the first time. Sometimes I can be the aforementioned, but the reality is it just takes me a while to warm up to people. I have never been comfortable walking up to strangers and introducing myself.


That said, if you see me running around over the next few months at TRF, feel free to say hi. I'm a decent fellow once the ice is broken.




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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2010, 02:18:12 PM »
Yeah I'm shy when it comes to meeting people, I always think I'm going to get that... and you're talking to me why? Look. That and I'd usually rather catch the shows than sit in the pub (yes I know there are shows there too) but really, I can drink at home, I can't watch Hack and Slash at the local dive bar.

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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2010, 04:16:08 PM »
 Do give me greeting if you see me at TRF! I LOVE meeting people from the forum! We are all friends here! Be not shy! You will get a hug and a warm welcome.
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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #39 on: September 29, 2010, 09:31:04 AM »
I'm only going to TRF this year for 1 weekend, and sadly it is the weekend after AHE when everyone will be recouperating, BUT i know if I show up at the POW after the parade I'm sure to find SOME ONE.  Plus it's not like the pink pirate and I are not sociable.  We haven't gotten to the point when we actively seek people out but  we have yet to say no to a hello from other people. 
I will say this the scariest thing this past season at Scarby was the first weekend, showing up at the meet and greet knowing no one but Ele.  10 minutes later we knew most people, and was being tackled by the dirt fairy. :)   Then added the Rendevous to it , and now we know alot more people. 

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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2010, 09:58:48 AM »
Well I took a big step towards making rennie friends today.
We have a local 16th century society- does a lot of work with the local faire- I just signed up to attend their stage combat workshop this weekend.
Hopefully I will meet some awesome like minded folk
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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2010, 12:19:04 PM »
Camping, as mentioned is a great way to meet the real rennies, but be aware that many clans have their designated areas and have had for many years. For me personally, If I see someone over and over each year, it's just a natural to strike up a conversation. If you click, then a potential friendship has started. Everyone in Valhalla met at faire and have become great friends over the past 2 decades. Maybe I should open a "Whilst Thou Be Mine Friend?" booth soon
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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2010, 03:30:22 PM »
I don't have a problem meeting people at all. It's just getting them to stand next to me for longer than 5 minutes LOLOL!

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Re: How to make rennie friends at faire
« Reply #43 on: October 03, 2010, 07:36:44 PM »
I've never met anyone from the forums, that I know of anyway.

I'm a bit standoffish, quiet and a little shy. People tend to mistake that for me being snob/jerk/ahole because I am not chatty when I meet people for the first time. Sometimes I can be the aforementioned, but the reality is it just takes me a while to warm up to people. I have never been comfortable walking up to strangers and introducing myself.


That said, if you see me running around over the next few months at TRF, feel free to say hi. I'm a decent fellow once the ice is broken.

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