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Date Posted: 08:23:33 08/31/08 Sun
Author: Countess/Mountain Rogues
Subject: Re: "Think about it !"
In reply to: Sir Lawrence 's message, ""Think about it !"" on 16:18:36 07/14/08 Mon

Just found this site today off a link from NERennies.
New England has a number of Faires & Festivals, some
large and some small. We have found at some of the small ones top notch entertainment from well known acts, newcomers, plus a good story line and good vendors. This year, at one of the larger ones, Story line was almost non-existent, The cast was OK, some acts were really good and others just so-so. That particular Faire just didn't have any "spark". People who had attended in the past remembered that it used to be really good and that there had been more vendors. We heard from some of these folks
that they were dissappointed in it this year. As Rennies, we can encourage them to check out other Faires as each has their own "personality" and they would probably enjoy themselves at a different one.

>It's been a while since this ole hydesmythe has beat
>his gums in this Forun and leenie and I were
>discussing something on our ride home from a faire
>weekend today that I think is worth sharing. We were
>somewhat distressed to hear that some people were
>boycotting one of the better faires because of what
>"something that was done to somebody last year".
>Well, this is the USA and you do have the right to
>your opinion and and the right to choose where you
>want to go. But, I ask you to consider this factor,
>by boycotting and or bad-mouthing any faire you are
>hurting a lot more people than the one who wronged
>you. Many of the vendors are "friends" of yours and
>are out there trying to make a living. Many of the
>actors and crew give a lot of their own time and sweat
>to make the show a success; they follow the rules set
>down by Management be they fair or not and work for
>the good of the whole. We claim to be Rennies, a
>unique breed and faire is what we do ! So, perhaps
>it's time to put our egos on hold, rein in some of our
>stubbornness and try to be a little more forgiving.
>Look around, faires are dying left and right and if we
>want events to go to, we better not be giving ammo to
>the Grim Reaper of Faires. We're all human with
>faults and warts but most of these can be overlooked
>for the common good. I won't quote my new mentor but
>will go back to a JFK saying, "Ask not what Faire can
>do for you but what can you do for your faire". Well,
>I ad-libbed a bit but you get my drift. I could
>probably find something else to occupy my golden years
>but Dammit, I LIKE faire and I think we all need to to
>contribute in any way we can to keep them afloat.
>Like the title of this drivel says, "Think about it."
>Be well and we'll see ya around the Shire. Sir L &
>His leenie.

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