Thursday, July 08, 2010

Modern jousting in the New York Times Magazine

I know some of these people, and once worked as a squire at one of Shane Adams' jousting meets. The Times article rings true -- this is what Adams's bunch were doing seven years ago. And crazy as it is, there is something really medieval about a scene like this:

That evening, some of the competitors and their squires gathered at McGuire’s, a Pensacola pub and steakhouse. Everyone was sweaty and sore and more or less broke, and nobody could seem to talk about anything but horses and armor and lances. If the championships were held again tomorrow, you knew they would all be there.
Of course you will read the rest.

Thanks to Al Magary for the tip.

Image: Shane Adams's Knights of Valour, from their Facebook page.

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