And We Are Off! Sid Previews at the Victoria Fringe.

IMG_20150826_095631

IMG_20150826_110720

The props were loaded, the checklist was double checked, the luggage was safely stored and vroom vroom, Spec Theatre and Sid: The Handsome Bum were on our way to catch a ferry to Victoria, to perform at the Victoria Fringe Festival 2015.

SidFringe5
Jo and Ira waiting for the ferry
Searching for Whales
Searching for Whales
Capturing a whale
Capturing a whale
The Whale in Question
The Whale in Question
Baby on Board
Baby on Board

Quick check in and drop off at our lovely Air BnB host Rehan’s house out in beautiful Saanich and we were already heading Downtown to take in and participate in the first event of the Fringe, the Fringe Preview in Centennial Square. Locally made donuts and ice cream and poutine? It didn’t take a lot of edible convincing that this was the place to be.

Sid waiting for her spot
Sid waiting for her spot

We quickly signed in at Homebase for the Fringe, put up some posters at the Intrepid Theatre office and scurried down to the square to partake in some free pizza noshing and some free beer sloshing (or lovely crisp, locally made cider). The Fringe Preview is an opportunity for the shows to give the public a glimpse at their pieces, a two minute sales pitch to lure potential audience members in. We were late on the docket, going on at around 8pm, which gave us a lot of time to hand out tons of fliers, meet with other Fringe artists and get a feel of how this whole shabang works. A lot sooner than later, our spot was up and the Fringe got two minutes of Sid (and a bit of Jesse, the stage manager).  Sid, lover of people of ages and sizes, spun a few tales, before leaving, possibility towards the free pizza table. The night ended with a dance party, with music provided by North Vancouver’s amazing eclectic, experimental, pop rockers The Tourist Company.

Sid's stage
Sid’s stage
Sid watching other performances.
Sid watching other performances.

If this is just a sampling of things to come, we are super duper excited for tomorrow, the next day, the next day and so on of MORE FRINGE!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s