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Edinburgh Festival Fringe #1

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I still have 3-4 days’ worth of Lake District photos to put up but for now, let’s just have a taste of the Fringe. Here are pics from my first day out at High Street, poking around the street performances the day after I finished the bulk of my thesis (which was on August 6) and was thus in a delightfully un-stressed mood. (Actually I’ve been in fairly marvellous spirits ever since then except for a few moody patches of loneliness and such. But no stress! haha)

High Street was packeddd. Still is every day now and will be so until the end of the month.
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The first street performer I stopped to watch. She was already halfway through her act so I’ve no idea how she came to be wearing a wedding dress-ish outfit. I did, however, manage to gather that she’d gotten some guy from the audience to act as assistant and then “bridegroom.” lol.
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At the climax of her performance, a cloud passed over, so my photos (and videos) went from this:
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… to this:
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I joined 3 of the video clips of her show and uploaded it for your benefit (feel honoured! haha). The fact that I stopped recording video to take photos in between meant that the jumps are a bit abrupt but you’ll get  the idea lah:

Purple balloons and a blue, blue sky.
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There are lots of people standing around all dressed up to promote various events and performances. It does make for some interesting scenes.
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There were several people doing portrait drawings.
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The other end of High Street.
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Ballooooons. So colourful.
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This was another street performer; some Australian guy. I have a few clips of him too but lazy to put them together and upload at the moment. haha
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And out of nowhere I had a sudden thought: how am I going to manage to decide whether to record video or take photographs when I go to see the Royal Military Tattoo?? D:  Sei. I can take pics while recording videos but it’ll disrupt the video with the clicking sound and the momentary freeze frame. In any case, maybe I ought to buy another SD card or two…

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