Though I was still feeling fairly low on energy, the generosity of spirit of the organisers, and the general positive vibe in the room buoyed me, and I had a really nice gig.
Apart from the sketch group, who were also the organisers, I knew the other acts on the bill and one of them had been one of my Edinburgh show visits last Fringe. It was nice to see the new material and work-in-progress... I even spotted some details that I suspected were put in for the amusement of the writer, rather than for the audience to notice.
It was a cracking night and one of many good reasons to visit Bristol. I don't know what it is about Bristol... and Southampton.