Okay, so much for the daily entries. You will have to make-do with combined entries until I am officially on holiday
Yesterday’s show can accurately be described as quiet and weird, but we went ahead and that is the main thing.
Monday’s are typically quieter at the Fringe, but I know better than to try and predict what the Fringe will throw at us. Last year, we had some of our best gigs on Mondays.
When I was flyering, I did start to suspect that the turnout would be small and for once I was correct in my Fringe prediction. But I could not predict what the gig would actually entail.
For the record, we had six people in for audience. Despite four of these people leaving after ten minutes because they were hungry and were forced in against their will, I am still choosing to record the official audience number for our show third show as six.
The two that were left were a very nice couple called Mike and Sam. Simon cut his set short when the four people walked out, but I will gladly perform in front of two people. I was introduced on stage by Mike doing an impression of Joe Pasquale. I can’t say this was ever in my dreams of what I thought it would be like to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The gig turned into a conversation with Mike and Sam, with me adapting bits of material when the opportunity arose. After all, they had come to be entertained.
Sam had consumed a few glasses Rosé, so was quite chatty and ended up inviting me to a sex party at her house when the Fringe had finished. I doubt this offer will be remembered, so I don’t expect to be attending one. Still, she has my Twitter page details, so you never know.
Today, I was expecting a similar quiet day as I was working remotely from 8am-4pm, so would have been unable to spend as much time flyering.
But just when you think you have the Fringe figured out, she surprises you again. We had 14 people in, which was much better than I expected. They were a very friendly audience and we had our best gig so far.
The only downside was that we weren’t on our collection bucket game, so about half our audience scampered when the show before we could shake a bucket in their faces and guilt them into coughing up.
But never mind. If I was in this for the money, I would have quit a very long time ago. Still, money does help when trying to buy things.
- Love and Lilley: Fear and Loathing is on at 6pm from Saturday August 3 to Saturday August24. At Kilderkin, 65 Canongate, EH8 8BT. It is part of the PBH Free Fringe, which means it’s free.