Month: June 2011

Fiona O’Loughlin told me many, many moons ago that her family understood that the first couple of days after she got back home from a festival, she wasn’t really BACK. Night 1: almost certainly take-away. Oh how I get it. As such, just a quick (and mostly pictorial) debrief from my most excellent time in Adelaide. I went with the goal of testing the waters with the show, getting some photos and if I managed to score some nice quotes to pull out of any reviews, that would be all the sweeter. Like the double dip on an already awesome…

So, I wanna gush about last night (so, so wonderful. AGH! I can’t wait to do it in Brissie!) but first I’ve gotta tell you about my Opening Night to my work-in-progress version of this show a couple of years ago in Calgary. That was as part of the Calgary Fringe, where, as is the deal with many festivals (and indeed, professional shows in general!), at the prescribed starting time the CURTAINS GO UP. Even if a Tibetan yak somehow makes itself backstage, reaking havoc and spurting milk out of its bosum all over the stagehand, at starting time the show…

Wow. Just, wow. Had such a beautiful time tonight, I really wanna write more when it’s not almost 2 in the morning and I am not still crazy and buzzing. But in short, lovely crowd, I enjoyed myself hugely and I think it went pretty well. Will have photos soon too so will pop some up! In the meantime, here are a few random shots from my day. P.S. Just want to say a huge (and by that I mean “very, very large) thank you to each of you who have taken the time to wish me luck, encourage me…

I am here! Yes! In Adelaide! This is nothing short of a miracle as this time yesterday, it looked likely that flights would be canceled thanks to a certain volcano that just couldn’t contain itself for a few more centuries. Bloody volcanoes. Can’t live with em, can’t live without em..actually hang on a second, actually I totally could. Yeah, on second thought: Volcanoes, you can go suck it. When I rocked up at the airport in the wee willy winky hours of this morning, I was greeted with this: 8 hrs after I left my house this morning, (yes, 8!!)…

THE GOOD: Loving my iPhone. Just worked out how to upload pics to twitter. This excites me. I am excitable by simple things. THE BAD: Our bank balance. THE GOOD: Picked up my dress last night and it is so adorable I want to hold it by a fire. But not too close. That thing is flammable. THE BAD: Our bank balance. And family dramas. And our bank balance. THE GOOD: The show is coming together beautifully, I have found a data projector for hire in Ads (woohoo!) at a reasonable price (woohoo!) – which was a late but important…