Hi guys, it's Dalni!
This past weekend I entertained at the Vermont Renaissance Faire's inaugural event. It was such a great fair, and I got to meet so many great people! Vermont hasn't had an event of this kind for around 20 years, so I've been told. I was so excited to be able to be a part of it. I swam all the way in through Lake Champlain, and hitched a ride to Stowe just to be there! ;)
People traveled from all over the Northeast just to be there. Of the people I spoke with, I found out that many had traveled hours to Vermont from states including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York. Some of the performers were nomadic, or were from even farther away.
Nearly everyone who came was dressed in garb, performer and patron both, and it was incredible to see! There were fairies, queens, minstrels, buccaneers, a mischievous fae named Splinter, and even a unicorn! I heard someone pass by and say "everyone here is a performer, whether they know it or not." I hadn't noticed this myself, but as soon as I heard this I realized it was completely true.
Below the Gaff and Myschyffe Managed both sang mermaid songs, they were so wonderful to hear. The song was hilarious. It was about a backwards mermaid with the head of a fish and human legs. How silly! Everyone knows mermaids have a fish tail, not a fish face, although mermaids have been known to make a silly fishy face from time to time!
One question I was asked often was "where is your water?" or "where is your tank?" As of now, I'll have to deal with a dry tail while on land. (As long as I don't dry out too much!) I usually set up a throne room on land so I can talk to the people better, but a mermaid can't stay out of water forever, and I like it on land! I'm working on getting my tank, the big issue is the logistics more than anything. From the top of my head to the tip of my fluke I'm 8 feet tall.
I can't wait for next year at the Renaissance Faire! In the meantime, everyone enjoy the fireworks this weekend! Mermaids absolutely love the colors they cast on the dark waters!