A Walk on the Wild Side

Elaine Davidson, Most Pierced Woman - over 9,000 piercings
Elaine Davidson, Most Pierced Woman – over 9,000 piercings

From www.edfringe.com:

“The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city.

Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, musicals, operas, music, exhibitions and events.

Our story dates back to 1947, when eight theatre groups turned up uninvited to perform at the (then newly formed) Edinburgh International Festival, an initiative created to celebrate and enrich European cultural life in the wake of the Second World War. Not being part of the official programme of the International festival didn’t stop these performers – they just went ahead and staged their shows anyway.”

It was amazing to see this spectacle in action; street performers were everywhere and eclectic and the crowds gathered to watch them were eclectic and everywhere. Here’s just a tiny sample of what we saw:

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

3 Comments

    1. Thanks for following Landon.. we are having a blast. About to take the train to our first hiking town – Meiringen. Cloudy and a bit rainy today, but it makes everything so GREEEEEN!!! (and cool… high of 68 today… I’ll try to send some your way!)

      Hugs! S

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