Tonight was the opening of the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival. The Fringe is an annual arts festival, being held this year from February 27 - March 22.
From 6pm there were short performances on 'pods' in Rundle Street by some artists promoting their shows. This was followed by a parade at 8pm and a 'party' in the park with several bands performing late into the night.
There were three pods along the street; people gathered around to watch the shows.
The Fringe Festival is the largest such event in Australia; having hundreds of performances and exhibitions. So tonight was just a sampling of these.