Had a lot of fun today at the Kansas City Ren-Fest! Took my daughter, Courtney, and her boyfriend, Andrew. The weather was gorgeous (although a little on the windy side). The last time I had gone out there was almost 30 years ago. They've really expanded it, and I was quite impressed. Instead of a camera, I decided to take my sketchbook along. After about 5 hours out there, I was surprised at how few drawings I ended up with. The costumes were great...but hard to sketch, because the folks were on the move most of the time. Just so many interesting things to look at.
Above is the back side of the main entrance...minus all the throngs of people as they came through the gates. Below... a pirate with a mechanical fake monkey on his shoulder.
Next... a bald, rotund fire-eater, in a cute little kilt...well...a rather large kilt, actually.
Here's another bald guy...this time a very tall, hairy juggler who was terrible at juggling, but hilarious with the comedy.
Finally...a couple of gentlemen playing duets on very long trumpets.
All in all...a terrific day. Will have to go again next year and draw some more!