Whenever You LARP Outdoors in the UK
Fest events in the UK are a game of russian roulette with a gun loaded with three different types of bullet. You’re screwed, but you don’t know how you’re screwed until you start…
Torrential Rain/Broiling Sun/Maybe Some Cloud Cover sums up the weather of every Maelstrom event I’ve been to. Oddly enough the weather has often been *better* at a formerly local LARPs summer event, which was hosted in Wales.
Empire 1, AKA Holy Fuckballs I Am Glad I Borrowed A Better Sleeping Bag Or I Might Die Of Cold.
Empire 1, AKA Holy Fuckballs I Am Glad My IC Husband And Daughter Legged It To A Proper Building So I Could Steal Their Bedding
Empire 1, AKA Holy Fuckballs I Am Glad That My IC Son Is A (Very Lovely) Hot Water Bottle On Legs Who Doesn’t Mind Me Snuggling Up For WarmthLet us not forget Empire 3, aka ‘oh what lovely weath… IT’S LULLED US INTO A FALSE SENSE OF SECURITY! RAIN! WIND!’
Dumnonni: HOW THE FUCK DOES THIS FIELD HAVE ITS OWN WEATHER SYSTEM AND WHY DOES IT HATE US
And then there’s Locko Park and its own personal microclimate. Do I need to remind anyone of the Fayre ‘12?
The only thing more unpredictable than English weather is Erdrejan weather.
Hey I was there at Maelstrom: Celestial Gala where we had snow, torrential rain and a high winds in the same weekend. We had Gazebos rolling across the site, tents caught in trees and tent poles shearing in half in the night. Oddly enough though, one of my favourite Maelstroms :).