Wednesday, 7 March 2012

If all the worlds a stage...

It was the lovely husbands birthday earlier this week. He is now as old as me.

I took him out. In this festival state that we live in, it's Fringe Festival time.  The Adelaide Fringe Festival is the second largest arts festival in the world - second only to Edinburgh. It's bloody brilliant. It started in the 1960's and is now sees over one million audience members over three short weeks. Amazing.

The lovely husband and I have managed to get to a whole host of events every single Fringe since 2000. We both adore stand up comedy and live music. Back then we enjoyed emerging comedians such as Ross Noble and Adam Hills before they got famous, for $10 in a bizarre range of venues ranging from the bunker of  a pub, to a tent, to an old cimema.

It is a festival of so much fun and atmosphere and music and performance. I love it.

#marchphotoaday - day 6 - 5pm in the Garden of Unearthly Delights
Balmy summer evenings and a beer in the Garden of Unearthly Delights, a huge open air venue in the middle of town, hosting performace tents and food stalls and lots of Coopers Pale Ale....

A band and some stand up comedy and all of the twinking fairy lights in a convivial street party atmosphere. Coffee and gelato in Rundle Street.

The jostle and laughter and anticipation of a show.

The circus like atmosphere of the open air venues.

The potential of a great new comedic find.

The buzz of a crowd.

The roar of applause and the excited chatter as crowds exit and move onto the next event, the next sight and sound.

This is, for me, Adelaide, this is home, at it's beautiful  exciting best.

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  1. Sounds just perfect.
    Ooh - you're making me crave a date night.
    A good dose of something live (as in the entertainment - Hubby's not that dull!!!).
    :-) xx

  2. Looks like such fun! Happy birthday to your husband. :)

  3. I know! Such a great time of year. Who said Adelaide is boring?!

  4. Gorgeous photo of you two :)

    Bet you had a fabulous time!

  5. I would love to get there one year! Happy birthday to your lovely man. x

  6. I've lived almost all of my life in SA and have never been to a Fringe.

  7. I'd love to get there one year. It always looks fabulous.
    Happy birthday to your lovely hubby too.

  8. I'm just a little bit busting to get to Radelaide now! You make it sound delicious, Lucy. Happy birthday to Mr.Lucy too - what a bee-yoo-tiful photo of you two xxxxxxx

  9. Ooooohhhh.... I have been meaning to get to the Festival in Adelaide since first came to Oz in 19-blooming-87. It'll be worth it whenever we do get there. Used to LOVE the Edinburgh Fringe, so miss going to see small live comedy.

    Great pic of you and your birthday boy.

  10. Lucy you never fail to weave such a beautiful story! All sounds divine x

  11. This sounds just perfect!! Looks like you had a great night out together!

  12. awesome isn't it! looking forward to spending some time enjoying it all tomorrow and sunday and planning a date night with hubby to the festival set up on the plaza outside the festival theatre before it all finishes...that looks and sounds amazing!


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