Nick and Peter went out for a run, which seemed brutally healthy and unnecessary to me, and whilst I was still wading through the 140+ pages of comedy in the guide Nick returned. After a cup of tea and a chat it occurred to us that Peter still had yet to arrive, having broken off from Nick's run around Hollyrood Park part-way round to head back to the flat. Cue a short-lived walk to retrace his footsteps in the belief he may have fallen down a hole before the inevitable phone call confirming he was not only back at the flat but had found a spare key on top of the door frame and let himself in.
Matt was heading off to visit his venue so I joined him on the walk there to see where he was at and then headed to the nearest Primark to find a waterproof jacket to deal with Edinburgh's tendency to rain every fifteen minutes- long enough to give you that just about soggy feeling. Jacket and assorted unnecessary additional purchases later I took a walk along the royal mile where various street acts were in action, including the band pictured. Beyond that I headed along Clerk Street back to the flat and noted that just about every store after a certain point was a charity shop. The one for abandoned pets had the best stuff, proving once again that cute fluffy thing beat fellow humans every time.
Mirthquake 3 - also known as James Harris - then joined us at the flat to meet his bedroom with en suite bathroom and kitchen appliances, then later we headed out for a few drinks. Our final resting point was the Three Sisters where we bumped into a good deal of fine comedy people including Bisha K Ali, Benji Waterstones and Sophie Henderson. Laughing Horse kick off their shows tomorrow so we have a couple of days to catch as many as possible before our PBH enabled debut on Saturday.
On the gig front I secured a few more spots. The updated timetable is below so you can play spot the difference with the previous one.
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Shows Performed: 0 (0)Bums on seats at Mirthquake: 0 (0)
Money in the Mirthquake bucket: £0 (£0)
Steps walked according to my poundshop pedometer: 15,204 (21,004)
CDs Remaining: 100