• 10:22 am, 25th August 2006
  • events, misc
  • 1 Comment

Edinburgh Fringe

After managing to get hold of some Radiohead tickets, last weekend my girlfriend and I headed up to Edinburgh. The gig was part of the T on the Fringe festival which meant the city was in full festival swing during our stay. This was our first visit to Edinburgh but I can safely say we will be returning to take in more of the festival another year, it was great.

We didn’t plan any shows in advance but managed to pick up tickets for stand up from Nick Doody and the brilliant Mark Thomas. I’m currently halfway through Mark’s book As Used on the Famous Nelson Mandela, all about his exploits in unearthing the arms trade and I thoroughly recommend it.

And talking of comedians, we shared a flight with Russell Brand (in fact he was sat right in front of us reading a review of his stand up show) which was nice.

Amy's bag doesn't make it to Edinburgh but Russell Brand does

Beck and Radiohead played on Tuesday night in Meadowbank stadium. There is a distinct amnesty on noise during Edinburgh festival – I couldn’t believe how it was granted a licence seeing how close it was to people’s houses. They were both totally awesome. A special note must be made of Beck’s string puppet theatre re-enacting everything at the back of the stage. Although Beck himself seemed a bit bored by the how thing.

A visit to Edinburgh also gave me the opportunity to meet up with a couple of my friends from university. Leo and Rob are now living the high life running their own fabulously successful media company. And good luck to them, its so very cool.

Last.fm

  • No recently listened tracks.

Twitter