Drought Fallout: Renaissance Festival Will Now Feature Ye Olde Laser Show

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A renaissance for laser shows
Another victim of the drought and wildfires in the area this year: the fireworks show at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Instead it's Laser-Show Time, dudes!

"The Royal Fireworks display is one of the most anticipated aspects of the festival day," said Terre Albert, TRF general manager. "Given the recent wildfires in our area, it is necessary to replace the fireworks show this season in order to ensure the safety of our property, our patrons and our neighbors. We believe that laser light show finale will still offer our patrons an exciting and magical way to conclude the day's events."

(We're surprised he didn't spell it "wyldfyres.")

The show is called Royal Finale: Queen Tatina's Magical Light Show and it is described as a "magical display of mystical dancing lights [that] will be accompanied by the music of Tartanic."

Tartanic? A doomed tartar sauce that no one thought could ever go bad?

The "Royal Fireworks" show will return in 2012 if the drought is over, the festival says.

Which means it's by no means a given, what with what all the experts are saying about how long the drought may go on.


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Grenad3
Grenad3

This really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. After destroying the surrounding area, they had to do SOMETHING to fill that finale gap. The fireworks at the end of the day out there is one reason why a lot of people go, and a reason why many of the patrons stay. To just do away with it and not offer some sort of recompense would upset more people than having a laser light show would. Granted, I wish it could've been something OTHER than a laser light show, but I can't think of anything else that would be considered interesting enough to grab people's attention.

As an aside, Tartanic is one of the premier celtic pipe bands in the US, and they're actually kinda badass.

Hbeard85
Hbeard85

"As an aside, Tartanic is one of the premier celtic pipe bands in the US, and they're actually kinda badass"

Yeah, if listening to the same songs over and over and over and over and over and over again is badass to you- then yeah, total bagpipe badassery. I promise you, they're on auto-pilot at this faire.

bibulb
bibulb

All RIGHT! Laser Fairport Convention, here I come!

Giovanni
Giovanni

Say it ain't so!  This sucketh a big fat ye olde Pink Floyd is NOT midevil toe!!!

RATM
RATM

(We're surprised he didn't spell it "wyldfyres.")Tartanic? A doomed tartar sauce that no one thought could ever go bad?

I gotta give credit where it is due. Those two lines were cooler than a polar bear's toenails! LOLLLLLLL! Well done, sir. Well done.

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

Royal Finale: Queen Tatina's Magical Light Show.  Could not have come up with a more lame name to end a lame ass festival.

Ffvbb
Ffvbb

C'mon Early, the half drunk scantily clad wenches in chain maille are worth the price of admission on their own. HUZZZZAHHH

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