This past weekend marked the start of my faire season. What a great start, I have to admit I woke up Saturday and almost went back to bed. I really didn’t think I wanted to bother going. I finally convinced myself it would be worth it, loaded up the garb, a change of clothes, and made the 90 mile drive to Janesville. I am thrilled that I did it. I really needed this weekend, and I didn’t realize how badly. I changed in the parking lot, and stepped onto the site and it felt as if I had lost a years worth of stress in all of 2 minutes time. As I walked through the simple gates I was met by smiling faces of friends who welcomed me with open arms. The weekend was spent playing with patrons, stalking musicians, kindling new friendships / renewing old ones, and helping out friends when they needed it. On Sunday I ran into Ron and Susan Scott-Fry the entertainment directors for Bristol, or rather they ran into me as I was playing with a couple patrons. Ron complemented me on Hawsers voice, as well as my shedding of my glasses… (Something he suggested a couple years back, that I have now been doing for about a year) Sunday also included Bounding Main bringing Robin Hood, Little John, and myself up on stage to join them in closing their show by singing “Health to the Company”, that was really really cool too.
The weekend also found Mr Hawser making his way into photos, and videos. I have to admit to finding that pretty cool also.
John T. Hawser is watching you...
MAJOR KUDOS to all the staff, performers, and anyone else that had a hand in putting together the Janesville faire. What a top notch group!

All in all, a fabulous start to the season. This weekend, I’m off to the Tennessee faire with Bob, Jen, and Jen. I can’t wait!