War on Fun Goes Medieval on the Renaissance Faire

Celebration of grog and wenches in Golden Gate Park canceled

By Jackson West
|  Wednesday, Jul 8, 2009  |  Updated 7:14 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
War on Fun Goes Medieval on the Renaissance Faire

Marcin Wichary

You could call it the suburbanization of San Francisco, except the suburbs now seem happier to host drunken revelry than the city.

advertisement

If you want to strap on a pair of tights in order to revel in your masculinity, your options will be limited this summer now that the organizers of the Renaissance Faire have abruptly cancelled the event.

According to conference organizers, demands from the lords and ladies of San Francisco's Recreation and Parks Department were as arbitrary as hereditary succession.

For instance, after years of setting the scene from trucks, driving to the site to unload was banned. And the date was changed mere weeks before the new weekend recommend by Rec and Parks.

"That's no way in hell enough time. I already had people coming up from Los Angeles," Renaissance Productions cofounder Marti Miernik told the San Francisco Weekly.

If you want to get your grog on, you'll have to wait until September and you'll have to drive to Fremont -- where organizers say local officials have been more than helpful.

Photo by Marcin Wichary.

Jackson West points out there used to be lots of events for men in tights around San Francisco, but alas, it's not being called a war on fun for nothing.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Bay Area Proud
Bay Area Proud is NBC Bay... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out