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FREE POURING BEHIND THE SCENES: ABBEY MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL

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Photo credit: Joel Cornell

 

Every year thirty thousand 21st century rejecting, middle ages loving, individuals descend on Caboolture in Queensland for the Abbey medieval festival. I went to check it out and see what this mead soaked time period could offer me that my iPhone can’t. If you’re not a leper, don’t drink water, and have no interest in modern plumbing it was a pretty great time to be alive.

 

Originally I thought honey mead, the medieval alcohol of choice, would be a bit of a buzz kill; but it turns out anything drunk out of a hollowed bull horn is a winner.

 

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Goodbye 21st century! Not looking forward to that medieval dial-up Internet.

 

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At the motel: I’d like to make a witty retort about our room’s style and ambiance, but I think the zebra bedspread speaks for itself.

 

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Nothing says Medieval like a Lan Party.

 

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May this stag head pub décor protect you in your travels, unless your travels involve recreational hunting.

 

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In the midst of all the action I still managed to fit in a slow dance with a taxidermy bear.

 

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Joey our director had his palm read. Pretty sure this guy is saying, “I see a handsome, fez-wearing stranger in your future.”

 

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The 15th century’s take on fly babes.

 

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The experience was undeniably educational. For example, did you know they had dreadlocks and tank tops in the middle ages?

 

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It was a little hard to see the action through the crowd, but I’m fairly sure those guys were doing the Macarena while texting.  

 

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I had a little 21st century intervention when making the mead spritzer.

 

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People were pretty nice 600 years ago. I even managed to borrow some whisky to add to our mead sour.

 

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