It's been going very well here. We've done 4 nights so far of 2 shows each to full houses. The audiences have loved the new stuff & we're having a lot of fun performing. Although the trombone is now going to have to become a permanent feature of the act...
Given that we're on at prime time in the evening/night, I've only managed to see a handful of other Fringe shows, daytime or late-night. They've mostly been good - although one was improved when the fire alarm went off & the building had to be evacuated; but then we were surrounded by dozens of people with flyers, telling us, captive, about their shows. Was it a cunning marketing ploy? Adam made a joke about a "Flyer alarm". I laughed.
The best show I've seen has been our mate & compere Mike Wozniak, who is destined for greatness. Remember, you saw him here first.
The rest of the time I've been exploring Edinburgh. On day one I ate a deep-fried haggis pastie, thus getting all of Scottish cuisine out of the way in one go. I've also been out to a few bars - last night I was standing next to a fairly-well known very confident rising star* & overheard he was upset about a bad review...
One of the best bits of this trip is that we're off work - after all, this is my summer holiday - so I don't have to get up at 6am. This week, I've gone out every night & woken up about midday in an unfamiliar bed with an unfamiliar female next to me. Admittedly it's just my landlady's cat.
I know nothing about cats. I was quite pleased to learn that I am not fatally allergic to cats. My landlady's have been brought up on nothing but opera; so I'm not sure whether I should feel guilty that I have introduced them to funk & hip-hop - in any case, I never knew that cats could dance so well.
Three more nights of shows. It can only go better than last night when, by sheer coincidence & for the first time ever, I had not one, but two ex-girlfriends* in the audience! I didn't know where to look... But it's OK, I managed to address songs to both of them equally..;o)
Right, I'm going to look for a deep-fried Mars bar & an apple... wonder which one I'll find first...?
(*not telling you who)