My friend Cayla came out for the first weekend to see what it is like to do what we do. She is one of the funniest people I know. It was great to have her there to laugh with.
I did a few of my own sets - my own music, not Istanpitta. I had a great time, and scoped out a few good places to sit in the shade and play some music.
Second weekend.... We had the same 'Pitta crew, but this time, Joachim and I were preparing to play for weekend three without Al. I played saz most of the weekend. Joachim and I came up with a list that both of us could live with and we let Al play his Citole (aka medieval ukulele).
I did more of my own sets in new places. There is a long path with a "creek" (it's probably some nasty ditch) near Sherwood Forest. It is totally shaded and peaceful. I really liked playing back there. Not as much traffic, but more people got to stop and chat without feeling rushed through the hustle and bustle of the regular fair setting.
I got to hang out with my friend Pinocchio who brought by the pictures he took from Middlefaire. Yay, pictures!