Lone Bards Friday, November 25
Post date: Nov 22, 2016 12:29:6 PM
By Lina Willowwood
Are you a lone musician? A poet? A storyteller looking for an audience? And, are you a hobbit? Welcome to the Lone Bards Friday at the Green Dragon!
Date: Friday November 25, 2016
Time: 8PM ((UK time, 3PM servertime))
Location: Green Dragon Inn, Bywater.
Please note: This is an event for hobbit roleplayers. While travelling dwarves are welcome, for lore reasons we generally ask that the Big Folk do not attend. Please roll up a hobbit instead to attend, it is grand fun!
What is Lone Bards Friday?
First of all, this will be part of Green Dragon Friday, the long-lasting weekly hobbit gathering on the Laurelin server. This is where hobbit roleplayers on Laurelin meet up for a night at the inn on Fridays, to relax and enjoy themselves after a long week.
Lone Bards Friday is essentially “Green Dragon Friday unplugged”. This will mostly be Green Dragon Friday as usual, but with one big exception: We won’t allow bands to play. Instead, we ask for solo or duo-based entertainment:
Music (solo or duo)
Riddles or rhymes
Short duo plays
Or similar. Please be creative!
To allow for as many performances as possible, please do not plan with too much time (max 10 minutes, less is good). Short and sweet is good!
In particular, we encourage new hobbit entertainers to come perform! While there are many veterans around whose performances are always welcome, at the Green Dragon we have a particular fondness for first-time (and even second- and third-time) performers. I am sure you’ll find us to be a friendly and appreciative crowd, so please don’t be shy!
Lastly, please remember to keep your performance somewhat hobbity lore-relevant. Green Dragon Friday is about roleplaying hobbits in the Shire, and their traits and interests should be a good guide for your performance as well. Don’t worry too much, though, we certainly welcome inexperienced roleplayers too!
How to sign up
Just show up at the Green Dragon during Lone Bards Night! When the night kicks off, the host will ask for entertainers to sign up. This is done by sending a /tell to the host, where you say what you would like to do. The host will then open up for the different performers during the of the night.
Green Dragon Friday typically lasts ca. 2 hours.
What about other Fridays?
First of all, please know that solo and duo performances are very welcome at any Green Dragon Friday, not just on Lone Bards Night. The reason we arrange this Lone Bards Night is that we’d like to put more emphasis on the lone bard culture in LOTRO, so it won’t all be about large bands playing. So, please sign up to perform even if you don’t have a seven-hobbit strong horn section supporting yer. One lute or some simple rhymes is often enough to keep the audience spellbound.