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Bored at tourneys (was re:Who is entering Crown Tourney?)

Poster: "Garrett, William" <WGarrett@sierrahealth.com>

Hi Tristan!

Well, I would hope that the excitement of watching the next monarch being
decided would be captivating enough! :o)
However, in period it was quite common to have minstrels and performers
doing their thing while the tournament was going.  It was a matter of pride
for knights and such to display their wealth by having lavish entertainments
going.  Some combatants became "fan favorites" because they would bring
wonderful musicians, and would play for the crowd.

Certain events we do in the SCA do make an attempt to give this sort of
flavor........such as the pas d'armes I'm going to be running for Bright
Hills in October of 99.  (Shameless plug! :o)

I will be sending out copious announcements through this and all kingdoms
about my event when things have coagulated a bit more.

It should be a really big show!

William Ringlancer of Locksley

> ----------
> From: 	Michael Jeffrey Looney[SMTP:barderic@mailcity.com]
> Reply To: 	Michael Jeffrey Looney
> Sent: 	Thursday, October 29, 1998 9:28 AM
> To: 	atlantia@atlantia.sca.org
> Subject: 	Re: Who is entering Crown Tourney?
> We need to show them more "bard" type things as well.  I dont' know so
> much about them, but my personal experience is that I see all this heavy
> fighting, and yes, it IS interesting to watch, but I'm more interested in
> watching the growth of a fighter, the different moves/styles he uses than
> who actually wins, and I kind of get bored when i see a whole tournment of
> this.
> Maybe just have something entertaining going on off the the side at the
> same time, or jsut aroudn somewhere?
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