Monday, 7 August 2017

Edinburgh: Day 3

A shorter update today as I'm back for about thirty minutes before I head out again to the centre to do the Anarchy Cabaret at Ciao Roma. 

Tight Tens had another fantastic turnout with 29 bums on seats when we got underway. For whatever reason, however, the energy simply wasn't what it had been for the previous two days. The acts struggled at times, hobbled in some cases by the presence of children in the audience and the need to be clean. It wasn't that the audience weren't laughing, it was just that it was so muted it wasn't contagious. The show wrapped and though there were plenty of smiles on the way out the bucket said it all.

Come the solo show I was already braced for a smaller turnout having spoken to plenty of other acts during the afternoon experiencing big drops from Sunday. In the end support act opener, Aaron Simmons, MC'd to 9 people. The 9, however, were the absolute opposite of the Tight Tens crowd and clapped, shouted and stomped their way through the chart rundown with absolute abandon. The defunct projector has been replaced by a 17" monitor I bought in a charity shop for £15 and it did a great job. Anna's dancing was also outstanding. The bucket, again, said it all.

Onwards to Roma!

Clash of the Tight Tens: Citizens / Donations: 29 / £21.50
Andy Quirk's Got First World Problems: Crew Members / Donations: 9 / £27

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