My god, you guys. Mutton and Mead was FANTASTIC! I had heard great things about the show from friends who were there last year, but was still utterly unprepared for the amazingness I experienced this weekend.
First of all, the site for this show is amazing. It truly gives the feeling of this festival set into a clearing in the woods — from the faire site you can’t see or hear the roads outside at all, which is always something I like in a fairgrounds. We arrived Friday afternoon, and got the tent set up on the far end of the joust field, which dominated the center of the clearing, with vendors and stages set up on all sides around it. I confess, I was a little nervous at first about our placement, which was not on a main row, but that turned out to be unfounded — people walked the whole site, everyplace seemed to have a draw of some kind, and we certainly didn’t lack for foot traffic.
I had planned to see several shows over the weekend, but that just didn’t happen. While Mike and I were able to make our way out a few times each, in the end we were just too busy to be able to see as much as we’d have liked. I was able to see the Vixens en Garde perform their version of “Titus Andronicus”, which made me very happy. (And really, how many times in this world will that particular play ever make people very happy?)
I was also visited by Jess, of Geeky and Cheeky, who brought me my very own Loki doll. Hooray! I mentioned to her right after my first viewing of “The Avengers” that, should she HAPPEN to make this doll, I would buy it in a red hot minute, and was thrilled that she was able to hand deliver him to me this weekend. I had at least two people try to kidnap him out of my tent, so hopefully that will bode well for how they sell for her!
In addition to simply being a lot of fun as a show, I have to say — it was also a very successful show for me. We had a steady stream of people who seemed to appreciate all the different kinds of things that I do. Sent out lots of business cards, made lots of sales, and went home knowing that I have a LOT of work to do to get re-stocked for the next show, which is always an amazing way to end a weekend.
And today? I paid off Idris. 7 months earlier than I had predicted I would.