Hands up everyone who's been on stage in a bandstand in a park in Adelaide with the entire front of the stage being invaded by 7-10 year old kids shouting "we can see your willy!" and, even more inaccurately, "we can see your boobs"? Over and over again?
Just me and the Socks then. Amazingly, this appearance in the bandstand in Rundle Park (aka the Garden of Unearthly Delights) was our best promotional gig yet. Managing to get some comedy across while dealing with an army of screaming toddlers did us many favours and I had loads of people afterwards saying how much they'd enjoyed it. The usual "funniest thing I've ever seen" came out a few times, which is always a delight to hear. Sadly nobody was filming it, and I haven't even seen any photos yet, but to give you a taste of the atmosphere, here's Rob (Abandoman) doing the same venue a couple of days ago...
The Adelaide Fringe has essentially only just started, with Friday night being the launch night, so it's all to play for in building up those audiences. The park is empty in daytime so there's no flyering to be done in the way one does in Edinburgh, but we'll find those punters don't you worry. Now, I feel a Socks video in the pipeline, better go and squeeze it out. Laters.
Check out our posters, they're all over Adelaide. Not all at ankle height.*
The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre are on at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide at 7.45pm every night until March 18th. Tickets here.
"Roll up roll up" - Adelaide Advertiser review
"Head-slappingly funny" - Festival Freak review
Adelaide Waiting - new Socks video
* NB For no obvious reason this image was just deleted from Tinypic so I had to re-upload it. I will probably never know why.