Last Weekend of MRF, 2014 

Well, Droopies, it’s all over. Another season at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival came and went. Laughter was had, puppets worn, proposals made, battles of bands fought (WE WON), and many hugs given. We can’t thank you enough for the amazing year. Without YOU, none of this would be possible. Tim is ever the romantic at the end of that clip. Talk about shameless self-promotion! (Thank you to Deanna Lyn Merdink for the use of her lovely video!) Also, check out here how we were involved in another couple become engaged as well. We thought it was merely a birthday party, so uh… we rushed […]

The Dregs Renaissance Show – A Primer 

If you have never been to a Dregs show before, it may be a bit confusing your first time. There most likely will be some chaos, loudness, and maybe some humor. Let me help you understand what we like to call… ‘entertainment’.   First off, we have fans, and they RULE. Because they are Dregs Groupies, we call them ‘Droopies’. Totally makes sense, like Tim says. They like to pay us for songs. Our going rate is $5 a song. That is almost a dollar per person in the band, so you’re getting a deal! Our tagline line is, “for […]

Droopie of the Month: July Edition 

Greetings Droops! This month we celebrate the sensational, remarkable, phantasmagorical Chris ‘Mom’ Arneson. Chris insists people call her mom, and we are honored to do so! I met Chris when I was but a fledgling Dreg, scared and alone in this world, and she gave me encouragement and compliments galore! I don’t think I would have fared quite so well those early days without her help. She continues to support the band, and hangs out behind Mac’s Pub with us. She is family, and during those short seven weeks a year, we get to come together and joke, laugh, and love. […]

Droopie of the Month: June Edition 

This month’s Droopie is the Zip-Splasher Cripple of infamy, Mr  Tim (TIMMAY!) Iverson! We love Tim because he’s hilarious and always brings his punchy sense of humor. We even made a video JUST FOR HIM. As you can plainly see, I am the one dissenting voice of reason. I obviously love Timmy best. So anyways, here is my interview with the lovely Tim. 1.) How long have you been a Dregs fan? Since 2006 if I remember right. The year Chad and I first went to the MINNESOTA Renaissance Festival. That year, that first time at fest, that first Dregs show, changed […]

Droopie of the Month: April Edition 

This month’s Droopie is Stehve Ahonen. Yaaaaaay! *muppet hands* Stephan is a professional live sound engineer. You probably haven’t seen him at any Dregs shows because he’s at the back of the room furiously twisting knobs, while also mixing sound. As you can see: And he does this for funsies for us sometimes, like at CONvergence: I interview our sound guy extraordinaire (due to a suggestion by Maggie my first Droopie whom I secretly lust for adore) , and Stehve waxes philosophical about his favorite Dreg song, is undeceive about his favorite Dreg, and has a song suggestion that one could […]

Pardon my French (NSFW) 

Well, when The Dregs record songs to put on albums, just about anything can happen. Most of it includes profanity. We decided to lay down ‘Dinosaur Bones’ and I’m not sure what happened when it was my turn. All I know is I ‘sang’ a string of words that would scare the Mafia. Being classically trained, I expect perfection in my violin playing and when that doesn’t happen… well… The best part is, because we were recording, we got this ‘musical gem’ saved for all time and it can be YOURS. That’s right, Droopies, you can own my mishap for […]

we want YOU 

This is either the best idea ever or going to be a mark of shame like the scarlet letter. I want to start doing a blog on here for *drum roll* Droopie of the Month. What is a droopie, you ask? Well, it’s a mish-mash of the words ‘Dreg’ and  ‘Groupie’. This gold nugget was around before I joined the band. In fact, here is a video from the old Dregs Documentary that has Tim … being Tim, I guess. I may or may not have recorded that blip with my phone. I’m just that tech savvy, and by savvy […]