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Offline iain robb

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Opening day, anyone?
« on: January 30, 2012, 02:20:47 PM »
Anyone planning on being at opening day in Deerfield Beach? My wife and I are planning to attend. It'll be weekend two of our HMF, FLARF and BARF three-weekend extravaganza ... last weekend of Hoggetown, opening weeking at Deerfield Beach, and opening weekend at Bay Area.

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Re: Opening day, anyone?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012, 06:09:18 AM »
iain
we haven't decided if we will be there or not this year.
Finances are really really tight and honestly if I have the choice I rather go to BARF, even though I pass FLARF every day on my way to work.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012, 07:02:38 AM »
I quite understand. I prefer BARF myself, and we're cutting our FLARF visit back to one day this year. (Usually we go for the weekend.) I think they're pretty evenly matched, so although FLARF has better stage acts (just my opinion), BARF is where I know people and it's closer. So we'll be at BARF at least two Saturdays, perhaps three.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 07:34:01 AM »
I much prefer BARF because of the overall setting, the people, and it just feels more like a ren faire should.

I am really hating all the lack of attention to detail that bobby rodriguez inflicts on FLARF.
I know its all about making bank, but they could at least pretend they care by- I don't know maybe disguizing the port a potties, or not putting the joust next to a chain link fence where you can see the parking lot.

Just my two cents.
Plus the main draw to FLARF was going to see Albannach, and they have now changed 3 people in the group so its not really them anymore.
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Re: Opening day, anyone?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2012, 06:11:42 PM »
The boyfriend and I will be there opening week on Saturday. He won't be in garb but I was able to lure him to faire with the hopes of turkey legs and beer.  :D

Is BARF over in the Tampa area? I've heard good things but never been. I may have to venture over one of these seasons.
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Re: Opening day, anyone?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 07:46:56 PM »
Yes, BARF is in Tampa. Bay Area Renaissance Festival.

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Re: Opening day, anyone?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 05:40:54 AM »
Iain, was good to see you at Hoggetowne! This year I will not be going to FLARF. Even though my father lives in Boca, which is only minutes from there, I will not be returning. I did not like the atmosphere at all. But that's my opinion. I shall be at BARF opening weekend and will be good to see you and your wife again. Teague the Red is planning a big tailgate party...of course. You can expect one almost everyday of Faire, except Sundays are not as big, everyone is dragging in on Sunday!   :)


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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 07:48:49 AM »
Well, we're here, all alone, in the rain ( whimper whimper gripe gripe). Just kidding ... We'll have fun and see folks we know at BARF next week.

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Re: Opening day, anyone?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 09:04:06 AM »
Just to follow up ...

It didn't rain but stayed pleasant and cloudy all day. Caught Iris and Rose (twice), Iron Hill Vagabonds, and Musical MacBeth (hilarious -- even better than it was two years ago). Did some shopping, ate some food, chatted with a few vendors we know. I think Musical MacBeth alone is worth the trip.

All in all, a good day, and left us looking forward to BARF this coming weekend.

 

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