Renaissance Festival Apache Junction, Arizona -2013

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The king and a queen introduce us to the fair. The two nuns in center, I don’t think they are really nuns. They give our young ladies some advice about  on how to deal with coming of age
The king and a queen introduce us to the fair. The two nuns in center, I don’t think they are really nuns.
They give our young ladies some advice about on how to deal with coming of age
If your like me, and you wore a bright green and yellow baseball cap to a Renaissance Festival and unlike me; care! You can rent a full costume which will make you look like you have been transported from some foreign land, from a time in our deep dark past before there were Apache’s; to a Renaissance Festival in Apache Junction, Arizona. complete with motorized buggies transporting those of us who have forgotten how to walk. (This seems to be an epidemic in America)
If your like me, and you wore a bright green and yellow baseball cap to a Renaissance Festival and unlike me; care! You can rent a full costume which will make you look like you have been transported from some foreign land, from a time in our deep dark past before there were Apache’s; to a Renaissance Festival in Apache Junction, Arizona. complete with motorized buggies transporting those of us who have forgotten how to walk. (This seems to be an epidemic in America)
 We regroup on the opposite side of the entrance gate planning our mission.
We regroup on the opposite side of the entrance gate planning our mission.
Now we have segmented our selves by age.
Now we have segmented our selves by age.
Our first show of the day, is the drum show. The sign is incorrect, the show is actually on the mud. They do their show in the same arena as the Wild man show, which is kind of dirty. As the day ages on, the meaning of dirty changes. If you have children try to see all the shows before noon.
Our first show of the day, is the drum show. The sign is incorrect, the show is actually on the mud. They do their show in the same arena as the Wild man show, which is kind of dirty. As the day ages on, the meaning of dirty changes. If you have children try to see all the shows before noon.
These guys made harpsichord from 2×4′s. With their rhythm, the 2×4 instrument is rather impressive. Too bad I can’t fly. I would have taken a picture of it.
These guys made harpsichord from 2×4′s. With their rhythm, the 2×4 instrument is rather impressive. Too bad I can’t fly. I would have taken a picture of it.
The fat guy here is the ring leader of the drummer group, he does a great job of making sure the comedy is engaging for the kids. Sound bite: https://tifiles.net/files/threeguys/Three_Guys_and_a_Bunch_of_Drums_-_Mexican_Food_Phase.mp3
The fat guy here is the ring leader of the drummer group, he does a great job of making sure the comedy is engaging for the kids.
Sound bite: https://tifiles.net/files/threeguys/Three_Guys_and_a_Bunch_of_Drums_-_Mexican_Food_Phase.mp3
Now we see the Wild Man Show Starring Liverachi at the drums, and horns
Now we see the Wild Man Show Starring Liverachi at the drums, and horns
For a little while, they do the typical lets humiliate some member of audience.  They say audience participation is key to gagging your onlookers.  It is amazing how those little beanies make a man look like Randy Quade.  Did I ever tell you how much I despise mud? I’ll just have you know I hate it almost as much as soap!
For a little while, they do the typical lets humiliate some member of audience. They say audience participation is key to gagging your onlookers. It is amazing how those little beanies make a man look like Randy Quade. Did I ever tell you how much I despise mud? I’ll just have you know I hate it almost as much as soap!
This show is too long for what it is, they build it up for what seems to be 40 minutes, then perform a cool stunt. One guy drowns the other in the mud. He does not come back for about 5 minutes, I was beginning to wonder if they replace their actors for each show. Then he shows up in the bell tower with a halo and wings, as he ascended to heaven. Sadly, his nemesis pulls him back to earth via the rope. All I can say is better him than me!
This show is too long for what it is, they build it up for what seems to be 40 minutes, then perform a cool stunt. One guy drowns the other in the mud. He does not come back for about 5 minutes, I was beginning to wonder if they replace their actors for each show. Then he shows up in the bell tower with a halo and wings, as he ascended to heaven. Sadly, his nemesis pulls him back to earth via the rope. All I can say is better him than me!
Unlike me, the girls seem to like mud, and ran up and hugged the guy!
Unlike me, the girls seem to like mud, and ran up and hugged the guy!
Welcome to Tartanic – A show featuring drums and Bag Pipes?
Welcome to Tartanic – A show featuring drums and Bag Pipes?
He is their Master Piper! Which they said is a piper in training. He seemed just as noisy as everyone else. You would not know he was in training
He is their Master Piper! Which they said is a piper in training. He seemed just as noisy as everyone else. You would not know he was in training
Grandpa came to Apache Junction every year for several years, he said he absolutely loved it here.  Now, I know why! The big guy with the bag pipes is really cool! Listen to Tartanic if you dare: https://www.tartanic.net/ My sound system stinks, and as a result so do they.
Grandpa came to Apache Junction every year for several years, he said he absolutely loved it here. Now, I know why! The big guy with the bag pipes is really cool!
Listen to Tartanic if you dare: https://www.tartanic.net/ My sound system stinks, and as a result so do they.
I was surprised to see nerds, from the renaissance, did not realize they had nerds back then too. The again, I doubt Leonardo Divinci was a Gene Hackman
I was surprised to see nerds, from the renaissance, did not realize they had nerds back then too. The again, I doubt Leonardo Divinci was a Gene Hackman
 Now this is what every self respecting person comes to the festival for. They buy swords! I wonder if they had to endure these intrusive federal back ground checks back then.
Now this is what every self respecting person comes to the festival for. They buy swords! I wonder if they had to endure these intrusive federal back ground checks back then.
The lady in the middle came dressed as a drip candle and gets less attention than plain old man in a “John Deere” base baseball Cap riding a mobility scooter. If she wanted attention, she should have dressed like me. In fact, I got more thank yous then a returning Soldier in the Northwest.
The lady in the middle came dressed as a drip candle and gets less attention than plain old man in a “John Deere” base baseball Cap riding a mobility scooter. If she wanted attention, she should have dressed like me. In fact, I got more thank yous then a returning Soldier in the Northwest.
Now the fun start, the King and his dim prince, start the jousting tournament!
Now the fun start, the King and his dim prince, start the jousting tournament!
Some scenic proof that we are actually with 100 miles of Apache junction
Some scenic proof that we are actually with 100 miles of Apache junction
 Two fools meet in the middle
Two fools meet in the middle
 One of them falls slothfully from his horse. A little boy holds his horse, while a little girl helps him up.
One of them falls slothfully from his horse. A little boy holds his horse, while a little girl helps him up.
 That sissy fall costs him dearly, I don’t think he is being knighted
That sissy fall costs him dearly, I don’t think he is being knighted
This show if you go in the morning, involve sword play in a pirate theme and rumor has it, is good clean fun. The LC means not fit for self respecting humans, and way too dirty for children under 50! What they did here, should be reserved for night club dinner theaters. The language, gestures, and lewd acts would get one arrested in commuties with law enforcement, and shot everywhere else.
This show if you go in the morning, involve sword play in a pirate theme and rumor has it, is good clean fun. The LC means not fit for self respecting humans, and way too dirty for children under 50! What they did here, should be reserved for night club dinner theaters. The language, gestures, and lewd acts would get one arrested in commuties with law enforcement, and shot everywhere else.
 I should have known this guy was bad news, He is wearing two ear rings!
I should have known this guy was bad news, He is wearing two ear rings!
This poor unsuspecting soul had to play the part of a princess! The guy with the two ear rings planted a kiss on his lips without asking first. I was trying to figure out what the one and two ear-ring thing was. I think one is you are gay, and two earings, you like to date both genders. The little yellow hippie from above also felt up a young lady I did not shoot pictures of as I think she was a minor. He touched her in places where I wouldn’t touch my self!
This poor unsuspecting soul had to play the part of a princess! The guy with the two ear rings planted a kiss on his lips without asking first. I was trying to figure out what the one and two ear-ring thing was. I think one is you are gay, and two earings, you like to date both genders. The little yellow hippie from above also felt up a young lady I did not shoot pictures of as I think she was a minor. He touched her in places where I wouldn’t touch my self!
 I will not say what he did to this lady who was also an unsuspecting volunteer from the audience. I am trying real hard to keep our web rating below X!
I will not say what he did to this lady who was also an unsuspecting volunteer from the audience. I am trying real hard to keep our web rating below X!
I like this guy! He is only blowing fire!
I like this guy! He is only blowing fire!
This show would go over well on the left coast. Little dirty and extremely leftist. This and all the morons asking for communism forgot to read animal farm, or are deluded into believing they will be the animals that are more equal than the others.
This show would go over well on the left coast. Little dirty and extremely leftist. This and all the morons asking for communism forgot to read animal farm, or are deluded into believing they will be the animals that are more equal than the others.
Here, he is just being jackass to this little girl. If she had $50.00 I think she wold put a hit out on Ded Bob. I think it would be great to transport him to Siberia, where he could live in a land where everyone is happily equal. Maybe this girl could pay Samantha from Bewitched to do the job.
Here, he is just being jackass to this little girl. If she had $50.00 I think she wold put a hit out on Ded Bob. I think it would be great to transport him to Siberia, where he could live in a land where everyone is happily equal. Maybe this girl could pay Samantha from Bewitched to do the job.
 The buildings and shops here are fun
The buildings and shops here are fun
 They let the public throw shard axes. This dude through 6 and kept hitting the first on he threw! I would not want to get in an ax fight against him!
They let the public throw shard axes. This dude through 6 and kept hitting the first on he threw! I would not want to get in an ax fight against him!
They throw knives and throwing stars too. I love throwing starts, they penetrate metal!
They throw knives and throwing stars too. I love throwing starts, they penetrate metal!
Glass is being blown
Glass is being blown
This was my favorite exhibition! These bells sound really cool.  Carol of the Bells:
This was my favorite exhibition! These bells sound really cool. Carol of the Bells:
I always wondered what a person who has stars in her eyes looked like. Now, we all know, looks like happiness mixed with caffeine, and a rose.
I always wondered what a person who has stars in her eyes looked like. Now, we all know, looks like happiness mixed with caffeine, and a rose.
 Holly gets married! That was quick, sent her out in a harmless group of four for a day at the fair. One get a lot more at the fair than I originally thought, and cheap too!  The minster did not charge a dime!
Holly gets married! That was quick, sent her out in a harmless group of four for a day at the fair. One get a lot more at the fair than I originally thought, and cheap too!
The minster did not charge a dime!
Her new husband and his family along with ours stopped for a nice visit along with steak at the Golden Corral in Mesa. All good things, must come to an end, So Holly’s husband had to go home, and Holly with us. How much magic did the fair yield? Will they still be  happily married next year? Or will they have to pay the minister for a divorce? Stay tuned for Renaissance Festival 2014
Her new husband and his family along with ours stopped for a nice visit along with steak at the Golden Corral in Mesa. All good things, must come to an end, So Holly’s husband had to go home, and Holly with us. How much magic did the fair yield? Will they still be happily married next year? Or will they have to pay the minister for a divorce? Stay tuned for Renaissance Festival 2014
We are finally back in our moon lit camp, and another day is spent. Have a good evening and a good night…
We are finally back in our moon lit camp, and another day is spent. Have a good evening and a good night…
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