I wrote about Riverssance a while back. It is Sioux Towns' Renaissance fair. I think it is the best family event taking place in the area. It is an opportunity for people young and old to see what life may have been like in the 17th century. There are fun activities for everyone. You can see jousting, jugglers, dancers, a blacksmith, a seamstress, even Queen Elizabeth and her court!
One of the featured groups of entertainers at Riverssance, is a touring troupe of pirates known as the "Blue Griphon Pirates". They put on shows all day long and they are a featured group at the King's Smoker. The Smoker can get a little bawdy from time to time, so you must be 21-years-old to enter. They add a great deal to the 2 day event, wowing kids of all ages.
At the Smoker this year, one of the "lady" pirates was dancing on a table. She was not dressed provocatively. Her dance was appropriate with the 17th century. This lady is a school teacher. Someone from her school apparently saw pictures of her on a Riverssance website and did not like what they saw. She was asked to have them removed from the website to avoid jeopardizing her job. What bullshit!!! None of the children she teaches can even get in the hall.
It is unfortunate that some people take a holier-than-thou attitude. This lady wasn't dancing in the nude on a table in a back alley at 3:00 am. She was doing it in the middle of a room full of men and women in the middle of the afternoon. There was no flesh showing. She was wearing a long flowing blouse, a full-length coat and a skirt that went to her ankles. The dance was not risque! I bet the person who complained about the photo was not at the event. If they would have been, they would have understood.
The world needs more events like Riverssance, where kids and adults can have a good time and learn something along the way. I guess there will always be fun-haters out there. I feel sorry for people who see things this way, how boring their lives must be. They are missing life...how sad.