In other news, last night was the official opening of The Toronto Fringe Festival. Brian and I went and ended up standing with Denis and his crew for the show he worked on Mum and the Big C. I was delegated to be the bag watcher for the poster sprint. Basically what happens is this: Everyone with a show stands around holding tape covered posters of said show, and they wait through all the opening speeches until a bell rings, and then they all sprint in a crazy costume-filled crowd to the tents, walls, and dumpsters that line artist alley and the beer tent. Everyone then fights for space to put up the tape covered posters they were holding. It is complete artsy chaos. I was the bag watcher because I was told I would be best at it. I believe it was because I am the shortest of the bunch, can't reach over people to put up posters and have little legs and can't run very fast. Eh. I don't let it get me down. It enabled me to get pictures of the sprint and postering. See below.
Afterwards, we went for dinner, and saw three shows: Antigone (a Greek tragedy), Mum and the Big C (a comedy), and well, The Princess of P*rn (a musical). (I try to keep this blog family friendly.) Hearing of all of Denis's hard work, it was awesome to see how it all paid off for him. The show was hilarious, full of heart, and the entire cast rose to the occaision. It was great to see how well it all came together.
I love the Fringe. It really has something for everyone, and I look forward to seeing what else it offers.