pennsicdance: Beautifying Pennsic

Judith Judithsca at
Tue Jan 19 01:51:59 PST 2010

I do not think that more medieval-esque lighting is a lower priority. It
fits in nicely with the theme of Beautifying Pennsic. Perhaps some sort of
torch-shaped holder with an electric light bulb, or a medieval-sque
candelabra with electric lighting? I know what is available on this side of
the Atlantic, but not that one. Anybody have ideas?





From: David Learmonth [mailto:david.a.learmonth at] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:48 AM
To: Judith
Cc: gwommy at; ben at; pennsicdance at
Subject: Re: pennsicdance: Beautifying Pennsic


Sounds like a good idea, as long as they disassemble or pack down to fit ok
in the trailer.  (there is certainly some space, but we may still have to
plan depending on intentions.  But at least it is quite a long space.)

(oh, but just make sure that these items don't get packed on top of the
bandshell.  it isn't load bearing)

Unfortunately, since I won't be there, I won't be able to help out this
year.  But I can still hinder with additional suggestions.  :)

Basically, this is a lower priority, but something I had in mind for a
while, which is to make a few additional "medieval-looking" lights,
specifically for the musician's area.  Something that could take a regular
bulb, but would look like something from period on the outside?  I haven't
had a chance to research, so I'm not sure what is possible.  I just know
that the musicians would appreciate more light, and I don't think that
pointing one of the 500 Watt lights right at them, or right at the dancers,
would be effective.

Good luck with the projects!  At least there is no major floor work planned
for this year, I don't think, so it is a reasonable year to attempt some
extra side projects, or even to do them Before Pennsic possibly?


P.S.  I'll still get that revised dance floor construction document together
sometime here.  It is in progress, but life has been busy.

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 2:07 AM, Judith <Judithsca at> wrote:

Greetings all!

  There are plans this year to "beautify Pennsic". For most areas, I
unfortunately doubt this will be an attempt to make things look more
medieval, but at least it may serve to reduce the hideously glaring
anachronisms. Current plans involve designing side flaps for some public
pavilions that are decorated in painted tapestry designs. Since we in the
dance pavilion spend most of our time on the inside, however, I thought we
might enhance the interior of our space. To replace those plastic folding
chairs and modern folding tables, I would like to try to make simple wooden
trestle benches for the pavilion and some simple wooden trestle tables. We
have room in our storage trailer.

     Unfortunately, due to the ocean that sits between me and Pennsic, I
cannot engage in this project in a hands-on manner, but will need
volunteers. We have money in our budget for items such as this (as long as
we do not employ wood as expensive as mahogany), so people would be
reimbursed for materials. Is anyone interested participating in such a


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