|Wendi printing out our pre-purchased |
tickets at Fringe Central
Our first stop was a ticket collection site near the hotel to print out the tickets we had purchased in advance. It was the first preview day of the Festival, and things were quiet on the Royal Mile. That changed as the Festival proper got underway, with buskers in seemingly every nook and cranny and stages set up for scheduled performances.
|Pop-up theater in Assembly Gardens|
|Sign for the Demonstration Room|
|Wendi with cast of Pioneer|
|Some of the Underbelly Theaters|
are on Cowgate
Needless to say, organization is key to making the most of the Festival experience. Booking 24 shows in advance provided us with the backbone of our schedule while still permitting us to add on shows that got good reviews or sounded intriguing. Of course we weren't able to see everything on our radar--and we made some missteps along the way--but overall I'm quite pleased with our choices. And now on to some commentary about the shows....