I’ll admit it. I’m a festival nut.
I’m a proud American made up of German, Norwegian, Danish, English, Irish and Bohemian parts (or as I like to call myself, a “Euro Mutt”). I also get mistaken for a crapload of other ethnicities as well. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked if I’m Eastern European, Greek, Israeli, Italian, Hispanic, yadda, yadda, yadda. For some reason random strangers really like to speculate about my ethnicity. I get asked at the grocery store, by people walking by on the street, I even got asked by a lady in the public bathroom at a baseball game once. Which is kind of weird but kind of cool at the same time.
So I can pretty much fit in at any festival there is.
I’ve been known to attend Chinese New Years, Renaissance Faires, Asian Music Festivals, and various Reenactments, but I mostly frequent Oktoberfest (I actually really dig polka dancing. That’s cool…….right?), the Scottish Highland Games (my step-dad is Scottish), and Viking Fest.
Here are some pics from Vikingfest 2012:
Me and my Norwegian Mama.
Pretty Vista, CA sky.
Cosplaying at Vikingfest. You’re doing it wrong.
Cosplaying at Vikingfest. You’re doing it right!
Old school silversmithing.
We drank two of these in a row. They were surprisingly potent for such little shots.
But we found a super awesome horned vampire skull mug!
Introducing Brett to the wonder that is lefse.
I can eat lefse all day, every day and be perfectly happy.
No really, I seriously love the stuff.
Some SCA combat.
And last but not least….it’s Ghost!
On to the next festival!