Saturday, February 23, 2008

Adelaide Fringe Street Party

Last night my wife and I went into the city for a street party that celebrated the opening of the 2008 Fringe Festival. There were several performance pods along the street and numerous roaming performers like this tall beauty; a member of the Queens of Wild Frontiers.

It was estimated that there were 40000 people attending. It sure felt like it as we wove our way through the crowd as we made our way along the Rundle Street - the things I do to get photos to share :-)

This year's Fringe Festival program has 543 events and will continue until March 16.


Joy said...

How exciting, Gordon! And how tall is that woman?

People seem to enjoy themselves. I wonder if pickpockets were about.

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Gordon said...

Joy - I may be lucky, but I have never encountered pickpockets here.

Gail's Man said...

She must be on stilts, otherwise she'd be about 7ft tall.

Jules said...

Gordon - is that you? You look most beguiling in blue!!!!

Your friends may be saddened by the latest news from Kokoda.

Donna said...

What a pretty "blue"! Hope you both had lots of fun!

alicesg said...

It must be a fun festival. I bet you take lots of photo. Have a nice day. :)

ArneA said...

When participating the Fringes, are you too dressed up or how many of the 40000 are wearing costumes.
Hope to see some spectaculars in the days to come.

Gordon said...

Most people were dressed in normal casual clothing; and Jules - sorry; no frocks for me!

Most Fringe events occur indoors, so probably there will be few opportunities for photos, but I will be on the lookout.

Critic Chic said...

Hi, Great photo and great to see another Adelaidian enjoying the Fringe Festival. If it is ok with you I would love to put a link to your blog on my review blog I will wait for your approval to add it if that is ok.