When Things Were Rotten

So yesterday, Bayani, Kate and I went down to the Pittsburgh Renaissance Faire in West Newton. Had a great time — the weather was wonderful, the performers were excellent, and Bayani even one second prize in the "Men in Kilts" competition. On the down side, Bayani totally kicked my butt in the axe throwing competition. I suspect he's been practicing in the back yard, so Kate, watch out.

Of course, I haven't been to a Renaissance faire in about twenty years, so I'm probably being a lot less jaded than usual. Let's see if I can dig down and find some of that cynicism you all know and love...

Petrarch must be rolling over in his grave

Ah. There we go. Much better.

More photos behind the cut...

A highlander and his wench

Tilting at the lists

If you want Pittsburghers to boo the Black Knight, maybe you should choose an accent color other than gold

Ye olde Green Knight with ye olde PA system

"Would you care to sample my boot?"
"Would you care to sample my fist?"

Orf with her 'ead!

Pirates vs. Astros

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
HOUSTON ASTROS 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 6 14 0
PITTSBURGH PIRATES 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 9 0

Another depressing end to another depressing season. The only real highlight was Jack Wilson getting a standing ovation for what might be his last at bat in Pittsburgh as a Pirate.

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