As a quick aside, there is an art in choosing what to say and what not to say. I don't always practise it or even succeed at it. However, I sometimes say less on purpose. Sometimes, I say less because writing a blog using a phone is an arse. That's the situation right now. So here are some highlights.
I signed up a tenant for Newcastle after long negotiations. I prepared contracts and did other admin. I also repainted the interior of my front door. I grabbed lunch and drove to Stockton at around 4. I did a gig there, a half hour guitar based comedy set, and them headed to Edinburgh, with a good selection of musicals playing. I arrived in Edinburgh at 10.30.
I met up with people at the launch party for the free festival group. I kept being amazed at how many people I knew. This shows how ill prepared I am for this festival. I should at least expect to be surrounded by my comedy colleagues in the Edinburgh International Comedy Festival. What a plonker!
I unpacked my car at the flat, ditched the car in a free parking space and walked back. I like Edinburgh always. I like it during the festival. Now it is time to put all the tasks I took on this week behind me and concentrate on making the most of this festival.
I hope not to lose touch with non comedy friends or absent friends during my time here. I also hope not to piss them off too much with too much talk of a festival they are missing.