New meaning to a 'stiff, upper lip'

@JudyEv (130588)
Bunbury, Australia
August 4, 2017 2:15am CST
We hadn’t long been in France in our motor-home when we chanced upon a Medieval Fair. I’ve written a bit about it before. One of the guys who kept the crowd entertained had a bobbin and string thing and did some fantastic tricks with it. His ‘pièce de résistance’ was balancing a huge iron crowd-barrier on his top lip. Some people are born to entertain I think.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
4 Aug 17
I like to visit the Medieval Fairs, there are always great performers.
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@BellaDoc (774)
• San Diego, California
4 Aug 17
I agree! So interesting and entertaining.
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
4 Aug 17
@BellaDoc When the fairs are hosted in Medieval villages is even better.
@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
@BellaDoc We chanced on this one by accident but it was SO entertaining. All the townspeople, even if they didn't have a particular role to play, were wearing medieval costumes.
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@Juliaacv (32499)
• Canada
4 Aug 17
I agree, some people were just born to entertain. A cousin of mine married an American, and he was the same way. She told me that when they'd travel, quite often it was on cruises and when they went to the ports of call he would do things like this. He'd balance chairs and whatnot on his forehead or his chin and people would pay him. Myself I wouldn't want to be with someone like that because they are too attention-causing, but she said that they always bought stuff on their ports and never paid for it out of their own pocket, just what he made from balancing.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
I'd hate being the centre of attention too but I guess it was good that his talent paid for their bits and pieces.
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@SIMPLYD (81529)
• Philippines
4 Aug 17
It must be so difficult to do.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
I should think so but he made it look easy.
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@BellaDoc (774)
• San Diego, California
4 Aug 17
Wow - that is a pretty crazy occupation. I love travel for the surprise discoveries like this fair. There's an awesome one in Josslin, Brittany every Bastille Day. I went 19 years ago....sadly I have no photos as my camera was stolen on my return home. The photos were on an incomplete film still in the camera. One day I'll take my family back.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
They acted out a melodrama in the middle of the castle square with a very impressive sword and archery fight and other bits and pieces before and after.
@Morleyhunt (20438)
• Canada
4 Aug 17
That would have been a sight to see. I do agree....some people are naturals when it comes to putting on a show.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
It wasn't a lightweight object. It took a good effort to get it vertical above him for starters.
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@vandana7 (66871)
• India
4 Aug 17
I think the same too..wish @DaddyEvil would believe it...
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
Are you saying you think he is born to entertain? His comments are certainly entertaining at times.
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@DaddyEvil (25818)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Aug 17
@JudyEv @vandana7 LOL! Thank you, Judy! I love entertaining people on myLot! I have found that entertaining people online and believing you can entertain people offline is NOT the same! Believe it or not, I am a relatively shy person offline. I can and do force myself to do things that scare the crap out of me, but I do them because I want the experience. (Humiliating myself in front of a crowd is not something I have ever been interested in doing. I don't even like to give speeches to a small group of people!)
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@vandana7 (66871)
• India
5 Aug 17
@DaddyEvil .. I want to see you blush..
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@dollaboy (6153)
4 Aug 17
This is mind boggling experience, Judy
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
It must have been very heavy sitting on his lip like that.
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@dollaboy (6153)
5 Aug 17
@JudyEv yeah but it's like there talent
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@ptrikha_2 (9670)
• India
4 Aug 17
Hopefully you had a good time there. Are you able to understand French language?
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
I can speak and understand enough to get what we need - mostly.
@topffer (35585)
• France
4 Aug 17
These barriers are weighting about 15 kg, it is impressing. I have not been to a Medieval Fair since many years, and it was not very interesting in my memory, but there was not people like this one.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
They probably need to be quite big with plenty going on if they are to keep your interest. We felt this one was well-done.
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@GardenGerty (101814)
• United States
4 Aug 17
Either born to entertain or desperate for attention. I wonder how his front teeth are.They certainly would not protrude.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug 17
Some people lift great weights with their teeth too, don't they?
@TheHorse (71207)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Aug 17
Realist!
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@mandala100 (48488)
• Hong Kong
4 Aug 17
@JudyEv Wow! That is really a great balancing act my friend in the picture!
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
Just the weight of it would put me off. It must be quite heavy.
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@mandala100 (48488)
• Hong Kong
4 Aug 17
@JudyEv That's for sure that it's really heavy my friend.
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@TRBRocks420 (81197)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Aug 17
Sounds like a entertaining time.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
It was great. There was always something going on.
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@DaddyEvil (25818)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Aug 17
I have heard about this type of fair, Judy, but have never attended one myself! Pretty and her ex-fiance have been to many when she was still in college in Pennsylvania. She even bought one of the costumes the Rennie* people use when they are performing! (*Renaissance Fair performers.) I have a picture of Pretty wearing her rennie costume, but she won't let me post it here. Sorry!
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug 17
That's a shame but never mind. These people had some pretty interesting costumes too although they must have been hot.
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@DaddyEvil (25818)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Aug 17
@JudyEv I am sure the costumes were hot for summer time! Pretty's costume looks very similar to the lady's costume in your photo except Pretty's dress is a deep green with a gold shawl. Pretty doesn't have a hat with her costume, either. She puts her hair up in a bun with small curls around her face.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Aug 17
@DaddyEvil The colours are so 'plush' aren't they? Very rich and regal looking
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@YrNemo (14401)
4 Aug 17
OMG! That guy lived a dangerous life!
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug 17
He did didn't he? I hope they paid him well.
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@YrNemo (14401)
5 Aug 17
@JudyEv What would that guy do in heaven I wonder? entertaining the angels?
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug 17
@YrNemo Maybe he already plays the harp in his spare time.
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@kobesbuddy (52922)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Aug 17
Who in this world ever thinks of these tricks? This fella is fantastic, to balance that weight so skillfully!lol
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug 17
To stand out from the crowd, you need to think up something a bit different I guess.
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@kobesbuddy (52922)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Aug 17
@JudyEv Maybe I need to shave my head, get some body tatooes, and start wearing a leather jacket!:) lol
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
@kobesbuddy It might make people look but they still may not throw money at you.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Aug 17
That's fantastic! I'm sure they are. I love all the people in costume. I know we have those fairs here, and I would like to go some time.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
It was good that so many had bothered to dress up. All the shop-keepers were in costumes too.
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@just4him (124348)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv That's great. It makes it all the more fun.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug 17
@just4him It was nice to feel that the whole town was behind the festival.
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@TheHorse (71207)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Aug 17
I was born to do certain things, but balancing large objects on my face is not among them!
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Aug 17
I'm not too sure what I was born to do! Maybe I should try balancing large objects.
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@TheHorse (71207)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Aug 17
@JudyEv Please send pictures.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Aug 17
@TheHorse Are you kidding?
@rebelann (42496)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Aug 17
That is very strange but I'll bet he got lotsa oooohs and aaaahhhss.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug 17
You have to admire people who can do extraordinary things.
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@rebelann (42496)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Aug 17
I suppose @JudyEv but it depends on what those things are.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug 17
@rebelann Yes, I guess so. I was thinking 'nice' stuff.
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@RubyHawk (28444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Aug 17
The guy has good balance. They must have to put in a lot of practice to accomplish something like this.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug 17
It is no light weight to balance it like this.
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@RubyHawk (28444)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Aug 17
@JudyEv It looks very complicated.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Aug 17
How did he get it up there? Those things aren't exactly light.
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@JudyEv (130588)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug 17
He grabbed two of the bars, gave a twist and a great heave and got it vertical first, just holding it then took a while to get it positioned where he wanted it.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Aug 17
@JudyEv - Very impressive.
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