It was such a beautiful day out and we were constantly surrounded by awesome smelling food, which made it hard not to just give in and eat everything. Of course, I got my giant turkey leg, which I can never finish, but it's fine. I also ended up getting a giant pickle, a little cup of ice cream and later on, fresh squeezed lemonade. I cannot resist the fresh squeezed lemonade that you can get at fairs. It's the best lemonade EVER.
So the first weird problem we encountered was when we first got to the faire. When we were walking through the gate, a security guard told us that we weren't allowed to bring instruments into the faire if we weren't performers. There were NO signs telling us this and we had never heard of this rule, either. Chris had brought a ukulele and we got into an argument because we were not going to walk back to the bus stop, get on the school bus back to the parking lot and then come all the way back just to bring the ukulele back to the car. We asked to talk to someone else. The head security guy said that it was fine to bring in instruments, as long as you don't ask for money. So once we got that answer, we marched back to the first security guy with the grand and jolly feeling of being completely right when you were being told you were wrong. The security guard would NOT let us in until he spoke to the head guy and got confirmation that we weren't just lying. But once he did, he just said to us "Yeah, it's fine...but don't let me catch you trying to make money with it!"...as if he was going to follow up around all day to make sure. It was pretty ridiculous all for a ukulele that we were going to play just for fun.
The other issue came when Nadia went to order a beer. When they carded her, she gladly handed over her ID with nothing to worry about since she is of age. The bartender told her that he could not serve her because her license has a section that says when she was under 21 until. In other words, because her license says "UNDER 21 UNTIL ::INSERT DATE::", they couldn't serve her even though that date has long since passed. We were baffled. The guy said that it was a law now everywhere except Ohio, which I don't think is true since we've never had this happen to us before, and still haven't. In the end, they ended up serving her but told her to make sure she "didn't get too drunk". Uh...alright?
Other than that, the faire was fun! We ate yummy things, looked at all the cool shops and booths, and did archery. Well, I didn't, but some of the other guys did. They had a lot of cool things for sale, but nothing that really interested me. They had a ton of flower crowns, but I didn't get one. I actually wanted to wear the one that I got at the last faire, but when I went to put it on, it fell right down to my neck. Apparently, I can only wear my flower crown when my hair is curled and has more volume. It was not having it when my hair was straightened.
I decided to wear this tulle skirt since I had saw on the website that the weekend we were going was "Romance Weekend". I figured a pink tutu skirt is somewhat romantic in regards to fashion and style. I actually got this skirt years ago and have never worn it. I know that's so horrible, but it happened. I've accepted it, and I've moved on from it. I never had anything to wear it with, and it just took me a couple of years to come up with a creative solution.
|Onesie: Forever 21//Skirt: Forever 21//Denim Jacket: Gap (thrifted)//Tights: Simply Vera by Vera Wang//Shoes: H&M|