[SCA-AE] bardic discussion continued -
thegeorg at stny.rr.com
Tue Jan 23 13:42:55 EST 2007
Of course, I feel that no discussion of inappropriate bardness would be
complete without the awful presentation of a professional string quartet
during Court. They were not in period costume and they played three
lovely baroque numbers, paid for by a member of my shire. Baroque music
is lovely, but unfortunately 100 years out of period.
Since I was the autocrat, I was deservedly taken to task for this. There
was no way to politely remove oneself from the music, and lengthened
court by more than 10 minutes, if not 15+.
I had argued with the gentle about the music. He wanted an hour concert
during court, which I suggested happen during dinner, and the musicians
refused to be in the background. I then suggested after dinner as an
optional activity, which was likewise spurned. We did argue about garb,
and I insisted on it, and did not find until they showed up that he had
refused to inform them of the garb requirment. I ended up compromising,
and in retrospect I most assuredly should not have.
It may have been okay, if they had garb, they played appropriate music,
and audience not held captive.
(this was Coronation of James and Elina, if I remember correctly)
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