I met this lovely little faery while listening to my new favorite band, Circa Paleo. I absolutely LOVE her costume. She did an amazing job with it. I particularly love the leaves around her eyes.
This is the backside of her costume. It's hard to tell from the picture, but the flowers form the wings.
Circa Paleo playing Led Zepplin's Kashmir. Not even making that up - it was awesome.
This was the first act we saw when we got there. There's nothing like bagpipes and drums first thing in the morning. The group is called Tartanic and they're pretty damn funny.
What Ren Faire is complete without the Ded Bob Sho? We haven't seen him in quite a while, and this is the first year the kids really got the humor of the show. Needless to say, they were delighted.
This is Gibbon the Troubadour. He hasn't been on the fair circuit since my youngest was a baby...so for about 10 or 11 years, at least. I'm sorry to say he's not back as a regular act, but he did come and play outside his daughter's shop to bring in business. We were thrilled to catch a few songs. When Killian was a toddler, he was utterly enamoured with Gibbon because of all the sea chanteys and pirate songs. Guess who had to sing them for bedtime songs? There's nothing like singing, Drink Boys, Drink while tucking your kid in at night. The tradition of Wildly Inappropriate Lullabies clearly did not end with my mother.