Edinburgh, day 4

My last full day in Edinburgh. I woke up craving crumpets, so wasted 40 minutes trying to track down a pack with no luck. Then I tried getting last minute spare tickets to a theatre show, but was too late due to the crumpet hunt. But I did manage to get over to MacAuley and Co with Clare and Es, which was brilliant, again.

With a healthy SLR for the whole day for a change, I wandered about exploring the city again. So old. So pretty!

Edinburgh, day 4

Edinburgh, day 4

Edinburgh, day 4

Edinburgh, day 4

Edinburgh, day 4

Edinburgh, day 4

Met up with Clare and Es for lunch at the Wellington cafe. The coffee was appropriately great, and the wind was appropriately windy. And in a way it was awkwardly hilly, as you had to walk down from the street to order, then up to the street and back down to the outside area to eat. They nailed it.

Edinburgh, day 4

Edinburgh, day 4

Headed over to Sarah’s show (Wellington represent!), which I knew was going to be awkward for any people that stumbled in unknowingly. But wow. Even Sarah said it was her most uncomfortable show. Tough crowd, but you did great!

Edinburgh, day 4

Edinburgh, day 4

Edinburgh, day 4

Got distracted by another oompah band playing awesome songs (Turn Around Bright Eyes as I walked off) on the way to dinner with Clare, Es and the family friends they were staying with. Wish I could use that excuse more often. It was totally yum, especially the enormous, mousey chocolate cake. I finished Es’s, then got my own.

Edinburgh, day 4

Clare and I had grabbed tickets to Frisky and Mannish after seeing them at MacAuley on my first morning, and they were a highlight of the festival for us. Theirs is an incredibly funny commentary on popular music, including the best audience participation I’ve ever seen – a room full of people shamelessly busting out awesome moves. They’re incredible musicians too, especially her voice. Just amazing.

Edinburgh, day 4

Then it was off on my own for the last few hours of the night, enjoying my last time amongst the Fringe vibe. My last show was Andrew Maxwell, an Irish comedian we’d seen at MacAuley in the morning who I’d laughed at more than any other. His standup was also very funny, and felt just like a funny guy chatting to a bunch of friends. Very personable, but missing some of the mornings absurdity as he didn’t have other people on stage to interact with.

And that was Edinburgh! Fringe was amazing, it makes a quaint and rather pretty town just come alive.

From August 19, 2010.

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