Interesting Rennaisance Festival Experience...
It was toward the end of the day as I travelled with my fellows (my aunt and her friend) when we got seperated when I walked to retrieve refreshment from the local Pub (I went and bought a bottle of water from one of the stands) and I walked back to the group of my fellows whom had come across another group of familliar persons (my cousin and her friend) when I noticed a peculiar entity who seemed like a fairy (a woman with fairy wing strapped on her back and a basket) . Whilst she sprinkled her fairy dust upon the to bless them I came gradually toward them (she was pouring glitter on them). She turned to me as I came to a halt by my fellows and made a motion to put fairy dust upon me, and I took a step back from her and said, "thank thee, but I wish not to have the blessing of thy fairy dust." ("no, thanks") She didn't speak but mad a face of sadness. She made another motion to her basket that she carried, and I backed away a few more paces until I ended up halting under a gazebo ( the one next to the joust arena). She put up her hand as to say wait as she held an unknown thing in her hand. I halted and did not move. She motioned for me to draw my blade (I had bought a wooden sword). I did so and the was a small ceremony. She pulled out a hoop from her arm and placed it about her neck. With this she said, "You are now a Knight of The Fairy Queen. She may call on you at any time. You may now only use your magic and weapons for good." Which afterward people clapped.
This was a wierd experience, and it really happened. I went to the Michigan Reneissance Festival on Labor Day this year.