I have a confession to make: I have never been to the Alafia Rendezvous. I have been doing this living history stuff for 21 years. Never been.
Alafia comes after Christmas and Dade Battlefield. By January I am broke, and bills are coming in. I don't have enough money for gas to get out of town in January.
So no use going to Alafia and see all cool stuff that I won't have the money to buy.
Everyone thinks that it is wonderful, and it probably is. If they had this in March, I might be able to afford it. Oh wait, I am out of money for another week until payday anyway. I only get paid once a month, and it usually goes to pay bills after the first week, so I am broke again for another three weeks. Nuts.