Ye Olde Renaissance Faire

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If you have listened to our episode titled Rocky Rhodes, then you know that we here at Lynx to the Past love gothic revival. The gothic revival movement brought about a resurgence in medieval-style castles and cathedrals, and it served as one of the catalysts for the very first renaissance faire, held in California in 1962. Our first faire on campus seems to have been in 1974; if we look in dlynx, our online archive, we find photos of bare-foot flower-crowned students enjoying the sun in their renaissance garb. Moving through the photos of the faire in the 70s, we see images of wind quartets, jesters perched on slate-tiled roofs, and performers in tights, ready for the stage. It seems that the faire was quite a production, one we believe campus is happy to have returned.

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