A few weeks ago a few members of the Alliance of the Double Cross went up to Big Bear for their annual pirate faire. The event was small compared to other events and a bit pricey for an event of that size and was not on the lake as was explained. It was beautiful up there and the weather was nice and crisp. Annnd, while the event itself was sub-par carousing with the Alliance made it all worthwhile.
A few of our group we hadn't seen for a bit so that was great and we had a stupendous German lunch afterward. I was not allowed to have the sauerkraut or the red cabbage due to our journey home.
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Coming up this weekend is the Long Beach Pier Daze event out in Long Beach. The Alliance will be on the pier firing off our black powder. We will have our pistols and long arms as well as the swivel guns and I believe we will even have our cannon out thar as well. Come out and see this. You will thoroughly enjoy it.
Also, while the Alliance of the Double Cross focuses on having a good time while portraying the most historically accurate re enactment of the Golden Age of Piracy, we strive first and foremost to be safe. Our alliance members have had thorough training and most are trainers in the area of black powder firearms. That was one big issue we have about the Big Bear group putting on their black powder show--they were pointing the muskets at the audience while priming. There were other smaller safety issues at hand, but know this and know it well, The Alliance of the Double Cross does everything within it's power to make sure that every event we have control over is as safe as possible.
We don't care much for the mundanes out thar, we jest don't wants t'be shootin' our mouths off. Get it? Shootin' our mouths off? Conceptual humor used as a double entendre in an ironic way? Oh come on me hearties.