Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Zoltan The Adequate

The Renaissance Faire was so fun, and we hit it on the only really fine day this weekend. They had four or five stages going all the time, and a storyteller's nook under a tree. There was always something interesting happening. The first show we were drawn into was the Magician's show, Zoltan The Adequate. After each trick, he would ask the audience: "Was that not brilliant, Was that not amazing?" and the audience's line was: "NO! JUST ADEQUATE!"

Here he's trying to get out of the manacles that the young lady padlocked on his wrists. (took him quite a while)

Here he's doing a card trick. It was hilarious, and he never did guess which card was drawn. In fact, he kept guessing every once in awhile as the show progressed. He also did fire-eating. He said it was kerosene, but I kept thinking that Vodka would be better, all around.

The sherriff of Nottingham ran a game show, the Lord and Lady against the villeins. One question: What are animals that are found on the farm? One answer: Peasants.
(Now, is it just me, or does he have a passing resemblance to someone we know?)

And then there was The Popra Show. X-rated, they kept having to ask the people with kids to take them elsewhere. The "Pope" was inclined to lustfulness; and with a "cardinal" who was flaming gay (he wore fuscia lace trimmed bloomers - don't ask) they took the stage with a "dedicated curser" pulled from the audience. *hilarious*


Blogger andi said...

OMG i LOVE the real Faires! the one we had here was a Family Event - so no mead, no ale, and the off-color jokes were so pale as to be completely insignificant. kinda defeats the whole purpose, if you ask me.

oh but it sounds like a LOT of fun!

7:11 AM, October 04, 2006  
Blogger The Fat Lady Sings said...

I used to work our local RenFair when I was with the SCA. I did the kissing booth and read palms. It was so much fun! I envy you having one so nearby. Looks like a good time was had by all!

1:59 PM, October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Zoltan the Adequate said...

Actually I *did* find the right card from the card trick... you have to wait until the end of the show, though - shame on you for leaving early.

2:03 PM, November 14, 2006  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Oops, Nailed!

Hubby and I always leave early - to avoid the hordes. You'll see us jogging to the parking lot as the band plays their encore set. We ran the other way when they announced the final skit at the faire, so as not to be trapped in the line out of there.

Yep, we are those obnoxious people who get up and run out of the theatre just as you are doing your final flourish.

9:31 AM, November 17, 2006  

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