August 1st, 2007

New Tilley Hat

The Fringe is upon us

Tonight is the Out of Towners Showcase at Bryant-Lake Bowl. See August 1 Fringe Festival site. Free (presumably, you need a button which you can probably get at the venue) starting at 8pm. If it's anything like last year's Ootie Showcase, it will be crowded, so get there early, as in 7. I'm bringing Tambu, thorintarge's friend who was at the MN-StF Picnic, which should be an interesting perspective.

I still don't have an itinerary for the Fringe, though tomorrow I'm leaning towards Mind Tripping at 5:30 and Flawed Genius at 8, with a third to be decided. I don't think I'll get to last year's 31 shows (which was hard, and I need to find real work...), but I'll get to a bunch. Reviews, podcasts and pictures to follow.
New Tilley Hat

I'm fine; some Fringers were late

I found out about the 35W bridge collapse just before I left for the Ootie Showcase, walking along Lake Street and no where near the affected area. Three of the performers were unable to make it, and the announcement was that it was due to traffic and no one was hurt.

That bridge is about three miles from here and I might have taken it if the Ootie Showcase was in the same NE venue as the Fringe-For-All. Probably not (94 is best) but it's a scary thought.

Gov. Pawlenty is known for delaying highway maintenance so he could cut taxes for his friends. I hope Minnesota has learned its lesson: Infrastructure is worth paying for.