I didnt know what I had been missing until I found it. When I did my first fantasy/fairy themed event - I was overjoyed at the sense of community. I had found a tribe of people from all geographic locations, all walks of life, all ages, that were like me. Artists, performers, dancers, musicians... people that live a creative life, work at their passion, follow their bliss... (Not to sound trite - its true.) A tribe of people where many of us share similar spiritual beliefs, are inspired by similar experiences, where you can discuss folklore and myth more easily than current events.