Saturday, 3 August 2019

Edblog: Aug 3rd

Saturday is usually a very busy day at fringe and though we certainly increased our numbers it wasn't quite the sell-out rush I'd predicted.

Clash of the Tight Tens was just under half full as we kicked off at 12:15 and fantastic and varied sets came from Ali Woods, John Pendal, Bad Clowns, Hugo Hamlet and Andy Onions (now with projector screen.) The ceiling occasionally dripped on the people at the back but didn't do too much to distract from what was going on at the front. The front row was the domain of a group of middle aged men clearly out on the piss who were very good humoured. One of the advantages of running a lunchtime show rather than one later on.

A guest spot at the Globe Bar to an audience of 8 with The Complete History of Pop in an Hour was sandwiched between Tight Tens and 99FWP and provided light relief as we sang along to pop classics and performed Stuck On Hold and Meal Deal in the feature spot.

From here it was a brisk walk to Sofi's to find twenty people milling about our foyer area outside the room. Though our venue is further out than most it does have some definite advantages when it comes to layout and general look. Espionage may have been a busier spot last year but it's rabbit warren of tunnels and rooms pales in comparison to a light airy bar with a dedicated waiting area.

The show itself went well with the audience happy throughout out. Some good ad-libs from both of us kept things moving along and we came in at exactly 50 minutes. The room may have had a few spare seats but it was a great show for the weekend.

Clash of the Tight Tens
Bums on seats: 15 (Total: 42)
Cash in the swing bin: £35 (Total: £69)

99 (First World) Problems
Bums on seats: 20 (Total: 43)
Cash in the bag for life: £41 (Total: £93)

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