Adelaide is very busy right now and will be getting even busier from next Friday. The Adelaide Fringe opened on Friday night with a parade and a party (the Adelaide Festival opens next Friday). Luckily the torrential rain stopped a couple of hours before the parade so it went down very well and everyone kept dry. We went to see a friend perform afterwards which turned out to be the highlight of the evening and it wasn’t even part of the Fringe – although the Parade was enjoyable.
We then went back to the Fringe opening party and it wasn’t that great so we didn’t hang around. The Garden of Unearthly Delights had a great big queue which didn’t take long to whittle down after we joined it and it was worth it to get in there as the atmosphere was so much calmer than over the road at the party.
We hung around for a bit checking out the Man Who Breathes Through His Eyes. I saw him last Fringe and he actually does breathe through his eyes but he does a whole spruiking thing beforehand to get people to come into his tent to watch him. It’s well worth paying to go inside his tent and to have a look.
Home about 3am and then Saturday morning I decided that I really wanted to go to the girls night after all. I managed to organise last minute babysitting for a whole 24 hours and went to Waitpinga Beach to camp with 20 or so other women. It was great. We sat around and talked, laughed, talked some more, watched the stars, ate, talked and had a tiny bit of sleep. I’m glad I made the effort to go but I’m suffering from a severe lack of sleep right now. I tried to have a lie down but the phone rang twice so I’ve given up and am blogging while tired.
I finally did remember to book tickets for Bob Log III – can’t wait.