Saturday, 12 August 2017

Edinburgh: Day 8

In the immortal words of Ice Cube, today was a good day.

Tight Tens was rammed, all seats gone and people stood along the side. The line-up was seriously strong. Aaron Simmonds joined the bill when I thought Jon Long might not make it but he actually did and so we had a "surprise guest" in the line-up boosting the show to 5 acts - 6 if you include me. The audience loved it. The flyers went out like wedding confetti and the bucket started to pay back the £300 I'd invested by putting it in the official guide. Win. Nice to see friends in the audience as well.

3pm involved a tour around the city by Susie Steed about money walking. Recommended.

My solo show wasn't quite so packed out but come 6.25 I found the room 2/3 full with an age range of 13 to 50 and nationalities spanning all the way to Germany. As usual, Anna and I pushed it as hard as we could and the audience acted in turn. We shouted clapped and stomped from start to finish and though the bucket wasn't spectacular it was all made up by the thirteen year old girls in the front row following Anna's every move and a similarly aged boy coming up to me afterwards and saying "my mum and dad wanted to see something else but this was way better!" A reviewer was in. We wait with baited breath...

Dinner at the flat and a bottle of Cava later it was off to The Biscuit Factory for some music and dancing. It's now 2.40am and way past my bedtime. 

Clash of the Tight Tens: Citizens / Donations: 35 / £99.50
Andy Quirk's Got First World Problems: Crew Members / Donations: 19 / £30