I love this hat at the airport Behind The Scenes #028 BSP#024 Eat your heart out wife-envying fellow nerds! Screen-Shot-2013-11-16-at-9.40.27-PM Thanks Emily! Are we doing a pirate gig we Y'arrr! Pirate Gig at the Largo Rec Center I'm cute, right! Blogging with fuel

August 2014 — Fun, but Predictable

I generally never know what to say in my monthly journals during a festival. My life quickly becomes both a lot of fun, but also very routine.  I work during the week down in Charlotte.  In the evenings I hit my …
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Behind The Scenes #028 – September 2014 – Minnesota

The Gold Team Has an Important Visitor Today we are gifted with a visit by a member of one of our favorite Renaissance acts. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s John O’Connor formerly of the Flaming Idiots! We sincerely hope you …
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Raphael Tortuga’s Backstage Pass #024 – September 2014 – Minnesota

Minnesota State Fair You guys know that we do promo spots for whichever Renaissance Festival we are performing at many times each year. Radio, television, newspapers, podcasts…whatever it takes to promote our Festival when we’re in town. We were even …
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December 2013 – I run naked up a mountain and fight a bear.

At the end of my journal last month I gave you a selection of sentences that I’d be expounding on in this month’s journal “LARF 13 now with Salvador”. “ Fireworks, pub, rain and  mud”.” Erections & Fencing” –  but …
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Gold Team Weekly Behind-the-Scenes Video: September 25 2013

Witness a glorious convergence of minions and the Gold Team at the Mall of America Skydeck in Minnesota!
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August 2013 – FIRST POST!

FIRST POST! Did you know that a new Tortuga Twin has emerged from the mists? Could you even guess that he is 6’2” tall?! DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT CREPUSCULE MEANS?! -ahem-
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May 2013 – May I? You May indeed!

Hoo BOY am I LATE! Today is July 23rd. In fact – I won’t even bother to calculate how late I am – I’m so behind I’m almost in front. I am sitting down today to write three journals since …
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May 2013 – Rain, Rain Go Away!!!

We are currently encountering a weather pattern that seems to hit the Atlanta Metro area every 3 or 4 years. It’s raining every weekend!! It’s just killing us! We have beautiful weather during the week and then the clouds start …
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February 2013 – Let’s get this 2013 season started!!!

With the birth of baby Mia behind us it’s time to start our lives as mommy and daddy! The first thing we realized is that children really slow down a commute. Our average MPH dropped from 65 to 55! Even …
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February 2013

Jon’s audio blog of his Gulfport adventures.
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The Gold Team Has an Important Visitor Today we are gifted with a visit by a member of one of our favorite Renaissance acts. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s John O’Connor formerly of the Flaming Idiots! We sincerely hope you …
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Minnesota State Fair You guys know that we do promo spots for whichever Renaissance Festival we are performing at many times each year. Radio, television, newspapers, podcasts…whatever it takes to promote our Festival when we’re in town. We were even …
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They ARE Alive! LIVE from the Michigan Renaissance Festival…we have the Blue Team! Yep…finally…Salvador, Lucio & Fortunato MADE A VIDEO! From what we can ascertain…they’re on a boat. If you guys could, please let them know you’d like to see …
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My Special Guest Jacob Noblitt joins me today.  Jacob said he loves our Behind The Scenes and Backstage Pass videos, so I thought it would be fun to feature him in this video. Hi Jacob! I’d also like to thank …
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Greetings, Tortugaholics! July has come and gone, and I’ve had a grand time in Wisconsin, Illinois, and the Bristol Renaissance Faire.  But, don’t take my word for it—check out my July Journal video and pictures! RIKI’S JULY 2014 TORTUGA JOURNAL …
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And then…it rained. Our first weekend in Minnesota…and it rains. Here we are…all huddled backstage…because it’s raining…buckets. Yes…that is Johnny Phoenix back there with us. Guest appearance by D’Angelo Tortuga in a garbage baTo see the rest of this post, please …
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It’s a very Kari Birthday! Today we surprised one of our Minnesota minions with a special song delivered as only we can…on her Birthday. Happy Birthday, Kari!  We love you!!

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Ever wondered how Festival Folk warm us their vocal cords so they’re in tip top condition for the weekend?  This is how it’s done in Minnesota.  Enjoy…   To see the rest of this post, please register or login.

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It’s our first weekend at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. We literally take you behind the scenes at the Crown Stage (our stage here in Minnesota.)  It’s just a glimpse, but we’re sure there will be more here and in Raphael’s …
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Say it isn’t so! Filmed on our final weekend at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. We’re a little silly, a little musical and a whole lot of sad to be leaving Bristol.

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I’m writing you from our parking lot home, high summer, in Wisconsin Today is Tuesday August fourth as I write this. Tuesdays are Advice Column writing days but since I have been working ahead, getting columns done early, I can …
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RESCU Rally Here’s your official look at what a RESCU Rally looks like. The RESCU Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to promote and maintain the health and medical well-being of the participants of RenaiTo see the rest of this post, …
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Greetings, Tortugaholics! June is for visiting Friends & Family.  My first stop took me to my sister’s house in Glassport, Pennsylvania, where I got to visit her and my nephews.  My second was just 100 miles north of that in …
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Can you believe it, Blue Team’s fifth year in South Dakota. Man do I love this festival. And of course shenanigans continue at home. Come on in and check it out.
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With a wonderful run at the Arizona Renaissance festival complete, Georgia is only a few short days away. But first one last trip to Florida! Our summer tour keeps us in the Midwest until October so I always try to …
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I generally never know what to say in my monthly journals during a festival. My life quickly becomes both a lot of fun, but also very routine.  I work during the week down in Charlotte.  In the evenings I hit my …
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Minnesota State Fair You guys know that we do promo spots for whichever Renaissance Festival we are performing at many times each year. Radio, television, newspapers, podcasts…whatever it takes to promote our Festival when we’re in town. We were even …
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My Special Guest Jacob Noblitt joins me today.  Jacob said he loves our Behind The Scenes and Backstage Pass videos, so I thought it would be fun to feature him in this video. Hi Jacob! I’d also like to thank …
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I’m writing you from our parking lot home, high summer, in Wisconsin Today is Tuesday August fourth as I write this. Tuesdays are Advice Column writing days but since I have been working ahead, getting columns done early, I can …
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Man, July was one crazy-ass month.  My birthday party was at the end, and it was going to be a big one.  So I had a lot of work to do around the house.  Basically taking out a load bearing wall, …
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How do you build anything, let alone a Korean Temple at a Renaissance Faire? Heather has successfully run her business here at the Bristol Renaissance Faire out of one of the most lavish, beautiful tents I have ever been in. …
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Eating, sleeping, Skyrimming, petting Ferris, smoking, watching cartoons, making bad jokes, avoiding pants, weeping, reading comics, dancing weirdly in the living room, more eating,  washing dishes, sighing, cooking, acting, almost getting a real job, high fiving, snacking, painting, more sleeping. …
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Lucio’s List of Bad Hot Dog Toppings Carpet Snake Snape Cinnamon Red onion Freon Bluray Ice A clove Hair Caramel A bag Broccoli Pamphlets Oil Tobacco Racism Sand Another hot dog (hard to eat) Hair dye Rubber bands Human remains …
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With a wonderful run at the Arizona Renaissance festival complete, Georgia is only a few short days away. But first one last trip to Florida! Our summer tour keeps us in the Midwest until October so I always try to …
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They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I hope so cuz then I’ve already got about 40,000 words. Since I’m a little behind and writing both March and April’s journals at the same time, I’m gonna keep this …
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