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Offline BubbleWright

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Reporting for Duty
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:47:07 PM »
Where to start? There have been no postings on this thread since September 2016. There has been a marked decline in postings in Renaissance Festivals Forums overall and many attribute this to people migrating to the Book of Face. I posted in this thread regularly and often from 2009 through 2015, then nothing. For myself it was not Facebook that drew me away. Rather it was a number of other circumstances. My trip to PARF is 70 miles one way mostly on secondary roads with speed limits 25 to 45 MPH. Halfway through the 2015 season a bridge closing added another 20 miles to my trip. I really got to hating the drive to Faire. When in the 2016 Season PARF deleted its Royal Season Pass and attendant parking privileges, I decided not to get a regular Season Pass. Instead I would visit only a few times, which would allow me to pursue other activities in the  time period. Bad weather and health problems caused cancellation of the times I planned to visit. So, in 2016 I never attended PARF. In 2017 I attended Faire only twice. Both times the Faire more than lived up to my expectations. Hopefully this year I will be able to visit more often... and report what's happening.
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Offline Lord Argyl of Lochdubh

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Re: Reporting for Duty
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2018, 11:35:14 PM »
I wish you the best of luck and health and that you can attend parf.  I'd love to attend but I'm quite a great distance from y'all. maybe one day ..... I too wish things would pick up around here. I can't see the book of faces making R/F that obsolete . I look forward to anyone posting and/or sharing photos. That's the highlight of my day outside of faire.
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Re: Reporting for Duty
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 08:49:52 AM »
Better luck this year, Laddie. I miss a lot of the folks who used to come here, some not so much. I do keep up with a lot of them on the Book of Faces, but it's so toxic there sometimes, unfortunately reflecting a world that is changing around us.

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Offline RefMom3

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Re: Reporting for Duty
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 12:00:23 PM »
One of my cousins lives in Philadelphia, and she's invited us to stay with her and visit the faire. She's married to and Englishman who can't understand the fascination these Americans have with the whole phenomenon ;) I'd love to go with them just to see his reaction to it all ;)

Offline Lady Renee Buchanan

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Re: Reporting for Duty
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 09:09:52 PM »
One of my cousins lives in Philadelphia, and she's invited us to stay with her and visit the faire. She's married to and Englishman who can't understand the fascination these Americans have with the whole phenomenon ;) I'd love to go with them just to see his reaction to it all ;)

That's really funny.  My husband is English, and he loves faire.  From day 1, he wanted to dress up.  He is a typical stuffy Englishman (but lovely and wonderful!), yet faire is something we both enjoy equally.  Now the rest of his family, all still living in England, thinks we are crazy nuts, and they think that Yanks (and him) pretending to be in olde England is hysterical.
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Re: Reporting for Duty
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2018, 12:06:36 PM »
I think your last sentence probably matches Barry's opinion, Lady Renee ;) I don't remember if my cousin Dawn has ever said they'd been to the faire yet, but Barry seems to think we're all a bit whackadoodle...but in a good way ;)

 

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