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John-Paul's Ranking Profile:
1=Don't Care, 2=Not Really Important, 3=Somewhat Important,
||Remote faires can be a pain in the arse but as long
as I can find them without too much trouble I don't mind the long
drives. The way I see it, it could be three hours to get to a huge
festival and still not be worth it. I have yet to drive to a remote
event that I didn't think was worth a few hours in the car (though
a few have come close).
||This is very important to me. Buildings and power lines
turn me off, and corporate logos should never be seen at a renaissance
festival. If you gotta be sponsored, at least theme things! Go away,
Pepsi. I'm trying to watch the joust.
||I'm not too picky here. Basically, if there are turkey
legs and ice tea or lemonade, it's a festival. I don't even mind corn
dogs (since I like them) as long as they try to theme them somehow
with a cute name. Access to liquids, though, is crucial. Alcohol is
a big plus since I enjoy walking around with a mug of wine from time
to time. If the only drink stands are soda I'd have a problem with
it since cola on a hot day is not the best thing for someone in 6
layers of clothing.
||I'm not a big shopper. I don't need fifteen different
belt shops to make a choice. As long as there is one merchant with
what I am looking for, I am happy. A handful of quality merchants
is better, to me, than a hundred merchants with many duplicate items.
||When I go to play, I want to be entertained. If I go
to participate, this is not as important since I'm going to be too
busy to see the shows anyway. People don't pay to shopthey pay
to be entertained.
||Make me part of the show or I'm not happy I just spent
$12 to walk around a mediaeval shopping mall. An event with no roaming
characters just seems...
||I wouldn't go to an event strictly to party, but knowing
that such activities do happen might encourage me to make a weekend
out of something that I would normally day trip. I find that the events
I like the best are the ones that I can get most involved with and
hang out with the most people (even if, in general, I don't like hanging
out with people).
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