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Renaissance Festival, an Amish Village on Acid?

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Renaissance Festival starts in mid-August ( hot and sticky -- especially for performers in heavy authentic clothing; vendors of tiny cups of warm soda make a killing.) Finding the fest is simple -- just follow Hwy. 169 south from Minneapolis. You will see the signs warning of temporal anomalies after about 40 minutes of driving. Turn at the sign without fail (should you miss it you might go back in time even further and end up in the Dark Ages).
The scenery is nice along the way so, even if the traffic is heavy, you might enjoy the drive. Farms along the way provide a nice distraction in the form of defunct farm machinery.
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Melinda The Fest brings together a score of likable weirdos and a larger score of visitors. The admission is $14 -- expensive but worth the money for some. At the Fest bozos like DDB and I can photograph an alien culture without either bothering the Amish or performing costly time travel.
Basic courtesy is still encouraged: (participants carry swords and justice tends to be prompt and absolute)

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The answer to the question "Is this dress hot?" is "Yes!"

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That is why you will see so many people napping, snoozing and otherwise resting. Those not engaged in recreation already, tend to look like they could benefit from a break.

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That tired, neh?
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Facepaint Norman Bates?
Yet everyone manages to enjoy themselves - inspite of the heat, humidity, long hours or the bloody time tourists from the twentieth century.
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