Sunday, April 20, 2008

Living History Days, Confederate Reunion Grounds Mexia Texas

This is a small mainstream event east of Waco, Texas. The site is beautiful and has great potential. The weather could not have been better. The crowd on Saturday was fairly large considering there was little advertising of the event. I just don't understand why the public has to be so rude about the safety issue. If there is a barrier, it is there for a reason, if you are asked to remain behind the barrier, it is for a reason, why bad mouth the people who are trying to keep you from getting ran over by a horse or burned with powder. It was very irritating, especially when a reenactor decided it was time to yell at me and tell me that is really wasn't necessary. However, given those isolated instances, the event itself went well, I thought. Like all mainstream events it had it's share of less than accurate portrayals, wrist watches, women in hats with net knots and streamers but no petticoats, and confederate flag venders. It does have some great locations for carpe eventum though, stuck back in glades by the river. There is talk of introducing more of a living history aspect to the event. I would very much like to see that.

There was a wedding at the event this weekend which was beautiful. And the ball with Time Was was tons of fun. All in all a nice relaxed event that has the potential of becoming one of the better in Texas.

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