18 Things You’ll Understand If You Were a Student Performer at Fringe
Every year student thespians from all over ascend on Edinburgh. There really is nothing like Fringe.
1. Lying in the Royal Mile and shouting nonsense just to get people to come see your show.
2. And having a mutual respect for other flyerers.
3. Unless they don’t do their fair share. In which case they can leave.
4. Having no money for anything at all. Apart from beer.
5. If you’re not Scottish, adjusting to the 10pm curfew on alcohol.
when you remember you can't buy alcohol after 10pm in Scotland pic.twitter.com/rszrSlt8vY
— David Wyllie (@journodave) December 30, 2015
6. The longer you stay there, the less impressed you are by all the weird stuff that goes on.
Seen it all before 🙄
7. Walking past incredibly famous people in the street. While dressed as a giant chicken.
8. To try and save money, you exclusively go to see shows at your own venue.
Thank you, free pass.
9. Being told to go back to London at least once. Even if you’re not from there.
10. The stress of a 5 minute get-in and get-out.
11. Having a “day out” to Arthur’s Seat. Normally involving a lot of wine.
12. Immersing yourself in Scottish culture and having a tatty dog from Piemaker.
But you can’t quite bring yourself to get a battered Mars Bar.
13. Feeling like you’re always walking uphill.
14. Getting really good at pretending to like another’s show when really you hated it.
15. Falling in love with members of your cast.
16. But then making new friends in the mid run breakdown to get some distance.
17. How the performance itself is the best part of it, but it’s only one hour of the day.
Why does it have to end?
18. And leaving knowing you’ll never experience anything like it.
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