[Ansteorra] General event question
tinabetta at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 16:32:19 PDT 2010
Having shared a bottle with you at feast Miles, I know this is true!
On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 5:20 PM, Miles Grey <Kahn at west-point.org> wrote:
> Herr Winther der Trüwe wrote:
> > How big of factor is offering feast at an event? Would that be the
> > deciding factor whether you came or not? If the sponsoring group had a
> > tavern instead, would that be a better idea? Meal ticket options would
> > be offered as well. Would your prefer to know what you are being served,
> > and it being a great meal, or something period.
> I prefer a great meal that is period. The two are not exclusive, and the
> best feasts I've had have been period food.
> The observation made by Honorable Lord Stefan li Rous said it very well:
> > I have had both good and bad food at feasts. It seldom has to do whether
> > it is period food or not, but rather with how good the cooks are. And
> > often it is more important how good an organizer the headcook is, and
> > how good they are logistics, than how good a cook they are.
> I like feasts, even if the food does happen to be modern, and even if the
> only thing I eat is bread, and butter, and cheese. That's because, to me,
> "feasting" is far more than eating. I like the conviviality; bottles
> being passed between tables; sitting among friends, people I just met, and
> people attending their first event; the laughter; and just the all-around
> fun, friendly time typical of a feast. Because I enjoy conversation with
> those around me, I don't like there to be much business conducted during
> feast, nor for there to be many performers, and definitely not both during
> the same feast. Whether it's business or performances, they just don't
> receive the attention they deserve during a feast, and those who are not
> attending feast are excluded. I'm not saying to eschew them entirely, but
> that the number should be limited and the noise level be allowed to remain
> a happy, dull roar for the solid majority of the feast.
> Herr Winther der Trüwe:
> > Would feast alone ever be the only reason you went to an event?
> ABSOLUTELY! I've done it before. I traveled 6 hours to Bonwicke
> precisely because they were having a traditional English feast and that
> seemed particularly appealing to me at the time.
> Of course, this is just my opinion, worth every penny you paid for it.
> Miles Grey
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