Fringe Festival is another Bucket List item! Fringe is a month long festival of comedy, improv, music and theatre from around the world. We saw 5 performances in two days and I will go back to 4 of the 5 again next year (the last show we saw, you only need to see once).
After scarffing down lunch at The Spoon and saying a quick good-bye to Ryan, we ran to our first show because we were cutting it close on time and we didn't want to be denied entry! It was a fun little escapade because we weren't exactly sure were we were going but we made it!
Our Saturday shows included Out of the Blue, The Vocal Orchestra, and No Shoes-The Improvised Musical. Out of the Blue is an a Capella group from Oxford who remind me of the Warblers on Glee! Such talent and so much fun to watch! There are no words for The Vocal Orchestra; this group probably will come to a city near you and I highly recommend you check them out. They had the #1 beat boxer in the UK, Ball-zee(check him out!), making beat and bass noises with his mouth like I've never heard. In fact, everyone in this group makes the instrument and beat noises with their mouths but you would never know it if you weren't watching them. Absolutely amazing and so much fun! The Improvised Musical was also a treat because every single show is different. They take suggestions from the audience for song name, setting, musical title and completely come up with every thing off the top of their heads. That's true talent!
|With 2 of the members from OOTB, they wore kilts for their last performance|
|Because it was too hard to decide on just one, we shared 4 :-)|
After our Saturday shows, we enjoyed some yummy pizza before sending Kristin off to the train station (silly work) then Nary, Kasey and I were off to explore and hit up the town. Even though our day had already been jam packed we couldn't stop there. We headed over to the very posh but very cheap (Sunday is the night to drink!) 99 Hanover Street bar to enjoy some cocktails and rest our feet before heading out for a fun night meeting backpackers from the US, having a quick dance off and finally calling it a night. Such a fun day with my girls!
|We tried to think of a way to get this couch out of the bar without notice!|
|The girls just graduated from uni. and they are exploring|
Europe for the next few months, so fun!
|It's not a K&J trip without tearing up the dance floor|
|Don't ask ;-)|
|Heaven on Earth|
|Billionaire Shortbread (Millionaire with Glitter :-)|
Flash Mob was basically So You Think You Can Dance live and 5 feet in front of us. It was hard to stay in our seats and luckily at the end they taught the audience a dance so that it was truly a flash mob. Last and probably least we saw Brides of Comedy. This was a raunchy comedy sketch that had us laughing mostly but saying what the heck some of the time too. I was glad we saw a true comedy act since so many comedians get discovered at Fringe. And after all, most comedy is raunchy and makes you uncomfortable at some point.
|Nary with the street dancers from Flash Mob|
A fun filled two days! Kasey was thankful that the next few days were low key. Stay tuned!