This merry bunch just can’t get enough wood.
(submitted by Brenna)
Did someone put the front guy’s right boot on with MS Paint?
the one in the pink/purple looks like she might be someone with the recorder. and the hair is funny looking on the girl with the white dress or out of date.
Yes, Front Right Girl looks like she wandered by from a 1970 Moody Blues recording session.
The woman in the back wanted to play the flute…but her asthma got in the way…and back in those medieval 60s days-there really wasn’t much out there to treat asthma.
Guy in the front is the King of Mississippi (True Blooders will know)
ahh! i was wondering if anyone else saw that immediately
wow i wont be able to watch him be a crazy vampire on true blood without thinking of this
this looks like something from MONTY PYTHONS FLYING CIRCUS!!!
What bothers me about this is that that one lady in the front is dressed in a style that belongs more in the Regency period than the Middle Ages. It — it just sticks out like a sore thumb. GAH! It bugs the crap out of me!
I thought it looked like a nightgown.
On the phone now to the medieval sword fighters in the park…they’ll be so relieved to know their missing member is just fine and posting over here at AFP!
Ditto! She is wearing a typical 1970′s style maxi dress. My grandma made me one just like it! I think it is Simplicity Pattern number #8654
Looks kind of Lawrence Welkish to me. She would fit right in with that happy-go-lucky troop of optimistic, nostalgic, singers. But she might have to trade in her recorder.
This is the funniest post ever! You win! You win the internet!
Before Guitar Hero there was … Recorder Hero
Hard to tell if they play those things, or go around beating people with them.
Can never get enough jazz flute
Fleetwood Mac: The Early Years
I now have this stuck in my head “Alas, my love, you do me wrong, To cast me off discourteously. For I have loved you well and long, Delighting in your company Greensleeves was all my joy Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves was my heart of gold, And who but my lady greensleeves”
The one chick in the back has a tamborine or something i bet she was the rebel of the group not wanting anything to do with the recorder she wanted something that jingle jangled
“This one time….at band camp…..”
How come the poor woman on the right has a turtle neck dress without puffy sleeves? Surely as lead recorderist they could let her show a little clavical too?
She’s saving her clavicle for marriage.
The best comment in this group.
Looks like someone is experiencing their minstrel period.
The caption brings this photo to a whole new level of inappropriate LOL!!!
Is that flautist in the foreground Fred Grandy (aka Gopher from The Love Boat)?
No, it’s a very young Bob Newhart
I love the fact that they are all supposed to be a part of the renaissance period with the clever outfits and old looking instruments, yet, in the background there is stadium lighting !!! classic.
I’ll say it again…some of the funniest people on the planet visit this website. What a great way to wake up on a Sunday morning (EST).
Medieval Mammas and Pappas. All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey…
Rings on their index fingers? Is this historically correct, quirkiness of professional Renaissance recorder players or maybe a gang sign?
Come you not to the glade that is ours lest we get medieval on thy posterior, yo.
Hahahaha! Jungle Gym Homies repre-SENT!!
LOL, gang sign, definitely gangs sign.
Rings actually got worn on all the fingers, even on the segments between the first and second knuckle. That hair, and sheer amount of polyester I have to laugh at though. This is like a re-enactors nightmare I would imagine.
And then one year we all went to renaissance band camp……
This is album art for a family folk group. In the 1960s it was required by law that every family form a musical group. We all remember the Jacksons and the Osmonds, but who remembers the Koslowskis of Madison? I do! They were fantastic! Their recorder riffs were AWESOME!
A mighty wind, indeed!
It’s blowing peace and freedom
It’s blowing equality
They were forced to eat Sir Robin’s minstrels… And there was much rejoicing….
The guy in front WAS one of those poor doomed minstrels! (yaaayyy)
yeah (flag waving)
Brave and bold Sir Robin set forth from Camelot.
He was not afraid to die, bold, brave Sir Robin!
He was not at all afraid to be killed in nasty ways….
Luckily, he didn’t have to listen to this crew!
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men,
Feared by the bad,
Loved by the good,
Robin Hood, Robin Hood,
These people look like the Sheriff’s entourage. Kuckily Robin didn’t have to see those hairstyles.
Ah. That would be “luckily” there. oops
Jethro Tull — the early years.
“The minstrel five are we – with recorders we play with glee!!!”
Please pass me the parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme.
Best caption EVER!
I wonder why the guys got the ‘fancy’ store-bought costumes and the girls had to make their own.
Hey, if ya got it, flaut it!
I swear that looks like Colorado Springs, CO. And the lady with the tambourine appears to be the only one in on the joke. Love her!
That’s funny, I was thinking it looked exactly like San Bernardino, California. I swear I’ve seen that playground before. Fortunately none of them appear to be related to me.
After starting their new recorder based folk band and picking cute nicknames, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme were still waiting on Agnes who couldn’t decide between “Cumin” and “Nutmeg”.
Yeah, she tried “Garlic Powder” and they booed her off the stage.
Cinnamon was too risque’ for the venue.
They later settled on “The Spice Girls–and Guys.”
*crying with laughter*
Me thinks, Marjoram would have suited her….
They had bouffant hairstyles in the Renaissance?
The lady in the back center looks a little disappointed that she only has a tamborine!
Or do all the recorder people secretly think they want tambourines?
How embarrassing, I thought it was a ping pong paddle.
she def has recorder envy
let the sunshine…toot…let the sunshine in…toot toot…the sunnnn shine innnnnnn…toot toot toot…
That is is a “hoot”
Wow! So many levels of awkwardness! Loving those tights!
KEEP ROWING! I hear recorder music!
‘A Midsummer Night’s Scream!’
I think the lady in the middle wanted to play table tennis.
So they’re on a playground, in costumes, with recorders… They’re like overgrown second graders. Is this from some magic camera that makes everyone look 30 years older?
The one with no apparent flute seems to have struck an attitude of ironic superiority. I would understand her smug smile were she not also wearing renaissancey finery.
No flute/recorder but, BEHOLD!, the far superior tambourine
Is that Gopher from “The Love Boat”?
I think so…The boat ran out of guests so he had to change professions..
It’s from that crossover episode where Gopher visits the Renaissance Faire with Laverne & Shirley.
xD hahahahaha that comment alone made my day but the skinny little legs…bwa HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Was that before or after he was a congressman?
That’s what I came in to ask!
Me too! Fred Grandy, Court Jester.
I just love the idea of these people playing an instrument usually reserved for second graders posing superseriously on a jungle gym at the local elementary school.
the recorder is a legit instrument!
Look at those little feet in the red slippers! HA!!!
They are not slippers. They are Peter Pan getaway boots an everyone should own a pair.
what the ……?! yikes. I think the best part is the guys hats….or maybe the tights n pointy shoes!! The two in front don’t look like they were quite ready for the photo to be taken!
I couldn’t get past the twiggy little legs. I’m afraid they’ll snap under the weight of his 100 lb. body.
Mary, with the tambourine, stands in the back and longs for the day when she will be allowed to play the recorder with the rest of the group.
my thoughts exactly- she looks so bummed that she too doesn’t get to pose with a recorder. hopefully she can keep a beat!
And such a small tambourine too!
I thought she looked like, “Oh, these foolish flautists and their pretentious poses. Let’s get the beat on already.”
Oh there is nothing like a snappy recorder playing at the rennaisance faire, especially when dressed in such fine party regalia. Note the little red boots for that extra somethin somethin of flair.
The guy in front — his ankle is so slim it doesn’t even fill out his tights. That alone is cracking me up.
Oh my gosh, you are right and now I am giggling!
His ankle?! I thought that WAS the recorder!
That was the first thing that caught my eye too! We must be ankle women!
Oh my goodness! I didn’t notice that. And then i went and looked and actually choked on my sandwich. HA HA HA HA!! BEST COMMENT!!!
I had to scroll back up to check the ankle. Tights comment FTW.
Those are his Peter Pan getaway boots.
um, me 2!
But they’re recorders, not flutes!
No, they’re crossbows.
Compound bows! How many times do we have to learn this lesson?
They’re wooden spoons for regulation medieval casseroles.
Recorder is just a type of flute
Isn’t the correct term flautists?
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