So,I may not have mentioned yet, but I am an avid Ren Faire goer. I have been going to various faires for the last 20 years (Wow, that makes me sound old, I guess I should mention that I just turned 25, lol). I guess you could say they were my gateway to being interested in cosplay and alternative fashion (sooooooo many corsets).
^Here’s a random sampling of some of my costumes (I have nothing from when I was younger, blame my parents, lol).
Anyway back to the point I’m actually trying to make in this post. While we were visiting my hubby’s family down in Oklahoma, we took some of his family to the ren faire in Muskogee http://okcastle.com/ (I got the hubby addicted to faires after we got married, so this was his 4th one). Never in all the years I have attended faires have I ever dealt with such rude people, the vendors and the other attendees. I had a vendor throw food at me (not the people with the marshmallow catapults, like people who thought this was a good marketing scheme for me to decide to buy their food.), another vendor called me a whore (not a wench… a whore), and I had this huge guy decide he was going to walk up behind me and bark loudly in my ear because I was wearing tails (the shop keep thought it was hilarious, sucks to be him, my hubby was going to buy something from him).
Has anyone else had this experience with the Muskogee faire or did I just catch these assholes on a bad day? This is far from the norm based on my experiences at other faires, I don’t think I will be returning to that one.
On the positive side, the hubby’s family had a great time and I got some handmade yarn:
^The folks that made this were very pleasant to talk to, so not all the vendors were assholes.