September 9th, 2008


Midnight Flame Festival, 2008

Last weekend's Midnight Flame Festival was pretty darn awesome. I grabbed some photos (okay, a lot of photos, mostly of fire, oddly enough). This entry has a short sampling :)

I really like this festival. It's come to mark the end of my own festival season, and for those of you who either are Norse or just kind of like the Norse gods, this is the festival for you. It's a heavily Norse-leaning festival (moreso than Trillium or Desert Magic, which both seem to skew that direction), and it's just a lot of fun.

One of the focal points of the festival is this pretty awesome little tradition of burning a hollow log, which gives a pretty excellent effect for several hours. You can see it below this paragraph. We sumbled the night away, raising toasts to the Kindreds, and then offered boasts, toasts, and oaths for ourselves. My own boast (carefully worded) was that the Clergy Training Program is nearing completion. Finally. There's a light at the end of that long, dark tunnel.

Flip's boast, however, was that he would submit his Dedicant Path documentation before the next Midnight Flame Festival.

Now, we get to bug him (gently) until he actually submits it!

I love going up to this festival. It's a load of fun, really. It's quiet, laid back, and pretty simple, but then, what more do you need? I'll be back at it next year.

A toast to the two Groves who host it!