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Chris Tavner ComedySportz Edinburgh Fringe

Today was the first day of shows at the Fringe.  Even then, the festival really gets going on Saturday, but a lot of shows begin today for previews.

It’s a strange energy around Edinburgh at this time.  It’s like everything is superficially in place, as if the Fringe has begun, but not really.  Like walking on to a Western set with a few actors thrown in, you feel like if you lean on a wall it will collapse, showing itself to be painted balsa wood all along. Continue reading

Chris Tavner poster

I’ve arrived in Edinburgh late this evening, ahead of the festival beginning tomorrow.  Walking through the City has felt like the calm before the storm.  Because one thing the Fringe is not, is calm.

I finished my last day of work for 27 days, and was given a lift up with my ComedySportz cohorts Bron and Sean.  A brief, necessary stop for the justified expense of Tebay, and we arrived at the Edinburgh flat around 10pm. Continue reading