On Thursday night Adelaide celebrated the arrival of its annual Fringe Festival. Second only to Edinburgh, if you believe the hype. I'd wager that our weather is better than it is in Scotland...
We went along to the opening of The Garden of Unearthly Delights and stood in line with the 5oo other "VIP" guests, all eager to slurp down some free, cheap wine.
Once inside, we rubbed shoulders and clinked glasses with the core of Adelaide's art community. About half the people there could probably lay claims to being an artist. The other half comprised a collection of wannabes, has-beens, never-wassers, liggers and blaggers. Like me. Ha! Great stuff.
There's a week to go before the official opening, but there are events scheduled from here on in. I have 21 shows to watch/review in a 21-day period. Plus I am playing my own gig as part of a Fringe event on February 24. It's the first time I've been in the Fringe since 1988!
It's going to get busy around here.
We hung around for a while, watching the bite-sized chunks of entertainment, before catching a bus home and sitting in front of the telly. Sometimes, your lounge room is the best place in the world.