Apr. 24th, 2006

Coronation

Apr. 24th, 2006 05:50 pm
rjlona: (hedgehog)
Had a lovely time at Coronation in Kalamazoo with [livejournal.com profile] flinx on Saturday. Didn't get to spend much time with my friends from Kalamazoo as most of them were busy working their tushies off running an awesome event. We both worked shifts at Troll and as retainers for Their Majesties (please no stupid dental hardware jokes). Hung out with [livejournal.com profile] saltatoria after the event, eating some lovely pears poached in something yummy that Flinx made. Mmmmmmmm.

Coronation itself was awesome. Their Majesties Felix and Maddalena went with a Turkish theme for their reign, and the court looked incredible. HM Maddalena processed into court with live musicians playing Middle Eastern music, with a string of dancing women in front of her. Mistress Zaynab later said "Hurray for the Turkish Invasion!" I've been mentally going through my fabric stash to see if I can make myself a summer Turkish outfit (I'm suffering from garb envy). Don't think I have the right materials. Sigh.

We didn't get feast tickets, as feast had sold out weeks ago. It was a period Turkish feast, served partly at regular tables and partly at low tables with cushions for lounging. Mistress Hauviette, the feastocrat, really outdid herself, and was made a Court Baroness during Feast, after which she danced for Their Majesties. Where she gets so much energy I have no idea. Sadly, we didn't get any pictures of the feast because we were too lazy to go get the camera out of the car. [livejournal.com profile] fritz_et_al and [livejournal.com profile] tina_inara got to eat feast, so maybe they'll share their impressions.

Flinx took some pictures. You can see HM Felix being crowned, then parts of HM Maddalena's procession and coronation, then Sir Tom's appointment as Queen's Champion (sadly this picture is a bit blurry so you can't fully see all the detail that Faelinn put into the appliques on his Turkish coat), then there's a picture of Flinx in his Polish zupan and moi in my Turkish coat worn over my spiffiest Italian (which is a period thing to do). The event was held at the Cathedral Church of Christ the King, an Episcopalean edifice just off I-94. It's ugly on the outside (once referred to as "the house of Torak") but beautiful on the inside. Check out the spectators in the balconies in some of the pictures!

I've been pretty tired since the event, which might explain why this is not the most eloquent of posts.

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