New meaning to a 'stiff, upper lip'

@JudyEv (121299)
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 (152205)
• Switzerland
4 Aug
I like to visit the Medieval Fairs, there are always great performers.
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@BellaDoc (767)
• San Diego, California
4 Aug
I agree! So interesting and entertaining.
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@LadyDuck (152205)
• Switzerland
4 Aug
@BellaDoc When the fairs are hosted in Medieval villages is even better.
@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
@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 (29632)
• Canada
4 Aug
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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
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 (78750)
• Philippines
4 Aug
It must be so difficult to do.
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
I should think so but he made it look easy.
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@BellaDoc (767)
• San Diego, California
4 Aug
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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
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 (19720)
• Canada
4 Aug
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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
It wasn't a lightweight object. It took a good effort to get it vertical above him for starters.
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@vandana7 (63806)
• India
4 Aug
I think the same too..wish @DaddyEvil would believe it...
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
Are you saying you think he is born to entertain? His comments are certainly entertaining at times.
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Aug
@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 (63806)
• India
5 Aug
@DaddyEvil .. I want to see you blush..
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@dollaboy (6232)
4 Aug
This is mind boggling experience, Judy
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
It must have been very heavy sitting on his lip like that.
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@dollaboy (6232)
5 Aug
@JudyEv yeah but it's like there talent
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@ptrikha_2 (7936)
• India
4 Aug
Hopefully you had a good time there. Are you able to understand French language?
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
I can speak and understand enough to get what we need - mostly.
@topffer (33797)
• France
4 Aug
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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
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 (98148)
• United States
4 Aug
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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
Some people lift great weights with their teeth too, don't they?
@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Aug
Realist!
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@mandala100 (39458)
• Hong Kong
4 Aug
@JudyEv Wow! That is really a great balancing act my friend in the picture!
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
Just the weight of it would put me off. It must be quite heavy.
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@mandala100 (39458)
• Hong Kong
4 Aug
@JudyEv That's for sure that it's really heavy my friend.
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@TRBRocks420 (75555)
• Banks, Oregon
4 Aug
Sounds like a entertaining time.
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
It was great. There was always something going on.
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Aug
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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
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 (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
7 Aug
@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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Aug
@DaddyEvil The colours are so 'plush' aren't they? Very rich and regal looking
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@YrNemo (11747)
4 Aug
OMG! That guy lived a dangerous life!
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Aug
He did didn't he? I hope they paid him well.
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@YrNemo (11747)
5 Aug
@JudyEv What would that guy do in heaven I wonder? entertaining the angels?
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
@YrNemo Maybe he already plays the harp in his spare time.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Aug
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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
To stand out from the crowd, you need to think up something a bit different I guess.
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@kobesbuddy (43726)
• East Tawas, Michigan
5 Aug
@JudyEv Maybe I need to shave my head, get some body tatooes, and start wearing a leather jacket!:) lol
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug
@kobesbuddy It might make people look but they still may not throw money at you.
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@just4him (113259)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Aug
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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug
It was good that so many had bothered to dress up. All the shop-keepers were in costumes too.
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@just4him (113259)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
6 Aug
@JudyEv That's great. It makes it all the more fun.
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Aug
@just4him It was nice to feel that the whole town was behind the festival.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Aug
I was born to do certain things, but balancing large objects on my face is not among them!
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Aug
I'm not too sure what I was born to do! Maybe I should try balancing large objects.
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@TheHorse (63929)
• Pleasant Hill, California
8 Aug
@JudyEv Please send pictures.
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Aug
@TheHorse Are you kidding?
@rebelann (39680)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Aug
That is very strange but I'll bet he got lotsa oooohs and aaaahhhss.
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
You have to admire people who can do extraordinary things.
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@rebelann (39680)
• El Paso, Texas
5 Aug
I suppose @JudyEv but it depends on what those things are.
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
@rebelann Yes, I guess so. I was thinking 'nice' stuff.
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@RubyHawk (23422)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Aug
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 (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
It is no light weight to balance it like this.
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@RubyHawk (23422)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Aug
@JudyEv It looks very complicated.
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@teamfreak16 (40919)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Aug
How did he get it up there? Those things aren't exactly light.
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@JudyEv (121299)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Aug
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 (40919)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Aug
@JudyEv - Very impressive.
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