I have been performing at Southern for over a decade now and this was by far the best opening weekend I’ve ever had. Our shows went wonderfully, our new t-shirts sold well, and our new songs were well received by the audience. Most importantly, my new funny drinking song had the audience laughing in all the right places. You never can tell what the audience will find funny. I’ve written songs that I thought were brilliant that didn’t even earn as much as a cricket chirp from the audience, so it’s always very rewarding when they enjoy a song. I’ll be writing more verses in the next week to perform next weekend.
I’m very happy about our new t-shirts, which were designed by yours truly and the amazingly talented Sam Balcomb. The rooster one debuted last year, but the swallow shirts are brand new. Both were inspired by some very funny songs that we perform.
I have a few days to rest up between weekends. You know it’s faire season when going to work on Monday morning seems easy compared to wearing 4 layers of clothing (including a bodice) and singing full volume in the sun on a 90 degree day. Yes, I have an insane hobby… but it’s fun! If you haven’t been to the renaissance faire before, you should go! It’s a totally unique experience.