Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Now for a little shameless self-promotion. A group drawn from the Temecula Vintage Singers will be performing this Saturday from noon to four, singing madrigals, at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire. Yours truly, in what will undoubtedly be a too-hot costume, will be among them.

The Faire is in Irwindale, off the 210, in the Santa Fe Dam recreational area. The Web site has directions. Our group will be wandering street singers, moving around and stopping to sing a few, then moving on again.

If you've never been to one of these events, it's worth doing at least once. I hate to think how long ago I went to my first one -- must be almost 40 years ago, at the Movie Ranch in Agoura. There are costumes, games, much to eat and drink, and lots of people running around saying prithee and good morrow. They take the pleasure part fairly seriously -- pretending to live in the past is one of the few ways one can be unabashedly for fun and frolic these days. And it's suitably bawdy.

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