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RenDezvous => R/F.com RenDezvous => Topic started by: Marietta Graziella on October 04, 2013, 08:00:49 AM

Title: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Marietta Graziella on October 04, 2013, 08:00:49 AM
I was looking at the map for your faire and thinking it quite charming.

Does your faire have a Fest Friends or Friends of Faire members only area?

Another question, will the RenDezvous crew be gathering/lingering/meeting up at any particular area throughout the weekend? A place where you could always find more R/F people to meet up and take group photos?

Are we tailgating in the morning before going in? This matters only because I need to know if I should pack breakfast beer. (we have breakfast while we finish getting dressed in the parking lot)

Which brings the next question of, do we have VIP parking or a certain area we are to head towards?

It's almost here and we're so excited!!
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Butch on October 04, 2013, 08:19:39 AM
*Does your faire have a Fest Friends or Friends of Faire members only area?
No.  We wish it were otherwise.

*Another question, will the RenDezvous crew be gathering/lingering/meeting up at any particular area throughout the weekend? A place where you could always find more R/F people to meet up and take group photos?
We will gather twice on Saturday; once in the morning, and once in the afternoon.  Details will be provided at the Meet and Greet on Friday night.

*Are we tailgating in the morning before going in? This matters only because I need to know if I should pack breakfast beer. (we have breakfast while we finish getting dressed in the parking lot)...Which brings the next question of, do we have VIP parking or a certain area we are to head towards?
Lemme give some background on this:  In years past, I have attempted to organize pre-cannon "tailgating" at KCRF.  And although there is a lot of support and permission given by the organizers (i.e. Roger) to do it at (whatever) location in the parking lot, the parking lot crew (parkers and security) do not get the word, or disregard the word, so there is a lot of verbal conflict to park in a certain area.  So, we DO NOT have a certain area to park.  Just park where directed.  We ARE NOT orgainizing a pre-cannon tailgate.  That being said, I will most likely (personally) bring some stuff to do a pre-cannon tailgate for myself and whomever is around.  So, MG, if I were you, I would pack breakfast beer!
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on October 04, 2013, 08:22:22 AM
Always look forward to the parking lot meet!!!

Maybe we should gather at the hotel and caravan

Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 04, 2013, 09:06:36 AM
Do they have a parking area for handicapped?
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Butch on October 04, 2013, 09:11:45 AM
Do they have a parking area for handicapped?
Yes!  OUTSTANDING parking area for handicapped!  When you drive in, you will go all the way to where the castle wall is, and you will be directed to the left (once they see the appropriate license plate or hanger).  It is EXTREMELY close to the front gate!
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Butch on October 04, 2013, 09:12:22 AM
Always look forward to the parking lot meet!!!

Maybe we should gather at the hotel and caravan
Yes, my thoughts exactly!
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Ms Trish on October 04, 2013, 10:12:15 AM
Breakfast beer - check! So excited!
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on October 04, 2013, 12:40:42 PM
Breakfast beer - check! So excited!

I'm already practicing:)
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Ms Trish on October 04, 2013, 12:46:10 PM
Breakfast beer - check! So excited!

I'm already practicing:)
Now to decide if I bring Finnegan's with me or risk my beer divaishness on something I find locally!
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Butch on October 04, 2013, 01:00:03 PM
Try some of our Boulevard products!  The 80 Acre is fantastic!  Also, there is a brewery near St Louis (O'Fallons) that is pretty good (especially their pumpkin ale).  There is a brewery just North of the fairegrounds called "Weston Brewing" that has great packaging, but I have found their beers to be a bit of a letdown.  Heck, bring some Finnegans AND go Diva on some local brews!
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 04, 2013, 02:43:06 PM
I've had some of the Boulevard selections...they sell them here. I have enjoyed them.

 I may bring some of our local brews. We have some good, some bad. I'll skip the latter.  I do like the Diamond Bear IPA, but I tend to like hoppy beers.
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Norfolk on October 04, 2013, 10:25:05 PM
Breakfast beer - check! So excited!

I'm already practicing:)
Now to decide if I bring Finnegan's with me or risk my beer divaishness on something I find locally!

"Divaishness"??? 
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Amyj on October 05, 2013, 10:18:26 AM
Ehrmagherd!  I have been away too long!!!  Due to a new temp job that pays well...Pirate Bob and I WILL be able to make Rendezvous this year!!!  WooT!  Look for the red-ish, hail dented Saturn Coupe (most likely in the "back" parking lot off to the side, that's where we seem to always get put)!  We shall attempt to have some O'Fallon pumpkin ale to offer for breakfast goodness and if I can devise a way to smuggle it in, cinnamon roll in the flask!
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Post by: Cap'n Hunnar Graybeard on October 05, 2013, 05:54:29 PM
Ehrmagherd!  I have been away too long!!!  Due to a new temp job that pays well...Pirate Bob and I WILL be able to make Rendezvous this year!!!  WooT!  Look for the red-ish, hail dented Saturn Coupe (most likely in the "back" parking lot off to the side, that's where we seem to always get put)!  We shall attempt to have some O'Fallon pumpkin ale to offer for breakfast goodness and if I can devise a way to smuggle it in, cinnamon roll in the flask!

Good news Amyj! Look forward to seeing you and Pirate Bob!

You shouldn't have too many issues with flasks. Been carrying mine in all season. Never a question.
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: iain robb on October 05, 2013, 06:47:10 PM
Getting back to the topic ... I like the idea of caravaning over to the site. We'll have room for two more couples in our minivan if anyone wants a ride over.
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Ms Trish on October 05, 2013, 08:44:00 PM
"Divaishness"???
As I am a beer diva. I don't drink just any ol' bottle of hops!
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 06, 2013, 08:16:18 AM
Chances of us lasting the entire day are questionable at best, so riding with, or carrying others would not be a good option for us.
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Norfolk on October 06, 2013, 09:07:30 AM
"Divaishness"???
As I am a beer diva. I don't drink just any ol' bottle of hops!

:o
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on October 06, 2013, 12:03:49 PM
"Divaishness"???
As I am a beer diva. I don't drink just any ol' bottle of hops!

Um, I have never seen you turn one down ( I must have good hops)

Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Ms Trish on October 06, 2013, 01:56:28 PM
"Divaishness"???
As I am a beer diva. I don't drink just any ol' bottle of hops!

Um, I have never seen you turn one down ( I must have good hops)
Clearly you have good taste ;-)
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 06, 2013, 04:49:33 PM
I am NOT going to comment. The openings are WAY too easy...   ::)
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Greybeard on October 06, 2013, 09:01:59 PM
Getting back to the topic ... I like the idea of caravaning over to the site. We'll have room for two more couples in our minivan if anyone wants a ride over.

Caravaning is the easiest way to park together. ..parking staff parks u in sections...worth a try anyway
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on October 07, 2013, 05:49:28 AM
Is there a way to put up the RF banner in the parking lot so that it will be visible, in case we get separated while parking?  That way, people will know where to congregate.  As in the past, I'm thinking the group will enter together?  Yes?  No?

Also, will the Rendezvous march in the parade with the banner?  Is there a parade?  Will the banner be inside the faire at the designated meeting place for the photos, at the pub, etc.?

Was anything decided about a group dinner on Saturday night.  Heard that KC BBQ is the best!  I know I have lots of questions!  But we don't want to miss a thing!!!!!!    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Butch on October 07, 2013, 08:35:18 AM
Is there a way to put up the RF banner in the parking lot so that it will be visible, in case we get separated while parking?  That way, people will know where to congregate.  As in the past, I'm thinking the group will enter together?  Yes?  No?

Also, will the Rendezvous march in the parade with the banner?  Is there a parade?  Will the banner be inside the faire at the designated meeting place for the photos, at the pub, etc.?

Was anything decided about a group dinner on Saturday night.  Heard that KC BBQ is the best!  I know I have lots of questions!  But we don't want to miss a thing!!!!!!    ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Banner in the parking lot?  Hmmm, maybe!  We'll see what we can do!  In any event, we will loosely congregate outside the front gate and go in together.  Additionally, we plan to gather inside the gates twice on Saturday.  The second time will have our banner and a photo op!

Will we march in the parade (yes, we have a parade!) with the banner?  This is the first time the issue has been brought up, and we are less than a week away.  I will ask, but most likely not.  The parade banner bearers have skits that they have rehearsed all season.

Group dinner on Saturday night?  Our committee has reviewed this issue at length, and after discussion (and verification) with other honchos from previous RenDezVous', have decided to go with our original plan of allowing individuals to gather as they see fit and dine together in those groups.  We will have lists and locations of local restaurants that we will be handing out at the Friday night Meet and Greet (and during the remainder of the weekend for those who do not attend the Friday festivities).
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 07, 2013, 03:19:14 PM
You said that HC parking was close to the gate. We'll be there with Homer, the Odyssey, if everyone wishes to gather on our position.
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Capt Spleen on October 07, 2013, 05:42:51 PM
The banner put up would help for locating eachother Saturday morning for a Tail Gate initiative!
However, it may be helpful to just call out "RENAISSANCEFESTIVAL" and wait for the reply "DOT-COM" likened to marco-Polo?     ....for locating ourselves that morning. Just an idea.

As for tailgate libations, I am amped to begin the day with Mimosas, however,
 I enjoy my mimosas, sans the orange juice! 

Butch,
Call or PM if you need any assistance with anything at all....

Capt Deadeye Dungeon Spleen, Dungeon Master of DerringDo, and Provocateur at your DisService!   
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on October 07, 2013, 08:35:44 PM
For second breakfast, I have several bottles of my mead.
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: Capt Spleen on October 07, 2013, 11:06:06 PM
...and for Breakfast dessert or second breakfast, I may feel the need.... The need.........for........MEAD!
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Post by: Merlin the Elder on October 08, 2013, 06:56:03 AM
I don't drink anymore.... I don't drink any less, either! I'm sure that Homer, the Odyssey, will have something on board.
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: iain robb on October 08, 2013, 07:08:25 AM
...and for Breakfast dessert or second breakfast, I may feel the need.... The need.........for........MEAD!

Where's the LIKE button? :)
Title: Re: Meeting place? Parking? Tailgating?
Post by: iain robb on October 08, 2013, 07:09:08 AM
I don't drink anymore.... I don't drink any less, either! I'm sure that Homer, the Odyssey, will have something on board.

Again, I say, we really need a LIKE button ...
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Post by: Gauwyn of Bracknell on October 08, 2013, 10:12:15 AM
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