Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Joust

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Still some pictures to review from the Renaissance Faire. There is a jousting match every day. The audience is on either side of the field of honor and each side has cheerleaders. They train the crowd to scream for their hero, boo the other guy and chant "Blood! Blood! Blood!"

The event has much more talking than action (a common human condition, isn't it?). But when the knights charge the fans go wild. Rules of chivalry notwithstanding, the combatants are encouraged to cheat. There is an example in the bottom photo.         

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Olivier said...

belles photos, cela me rappelle les vieux films de capes et d’épées avec Jean Marais

cieldequimper said...

Chivalry isn't what it used to be anymore... :-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Funny Ciel :) Cheating whilst jousting is just not cricket haha!
I see you more as a bass guitar player Bob, yes I can definitely see you digging the beat!

William Kendall said...

Excellent action shots, Bob!

Stefan Jansson said...

Love the guy in the background focusing on his ice cream.