I was doing my reading for Art History (we're talking about French Renaissance now), and there's a paragraph about a French Queen's "famous parties" (quote the book) that I think is so hilarious that I need to share with you guys (to show you that ancient rich people go about things just the way modern rich people do sometimes, too!).
Anyways, here goes:
"Her parties were famous: mock naval battles on the river, fireworks, banquets, dances, and on one occasion two choruses of young women dressed as mermaids in the moat and nymphs in the shrubbery—who were then chased about by young men costumed as satyrs!"
See? I just love that.