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SeanM BS: Daft questions people ask players (49) RE: BS: Daft questions people ask players 18 Apr 02

There's an amazing amount of odd questions at 'reenactment' type shows, even the more entertainment oriented.

At the renaissance faires I work at, I've been asked everything from "Did you make that flute?" about the rolled Shaw pennywhistle, "Can you play XXXX?" with the XXXX being any number of normally non-acoustic modern top 40, "Can I jam with you guys?" during the middle of a stage set... the list goes on.

It's usually in good faith, and normally is just either someone who wants to talk and isn't sure how to start, or is really just clueless. I've had people swear up and down that I'm lying when I tell them that I've never performed at certain shows - "Are you SURE you never did a show at the Florida faire?". I've always wondered what they're expecting... "Oh - that's right! Yes, I was wrong when I apologized and said I'd never even been in the state. I HAVE performed at that event..."


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