Sunday, 27 July 2014

Edinburgh 1984 - Flashback

30 years ago a young couple went to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time. In this blog we're looking at some of their souvenirs. And how are these for the ultimate Edfringe mementoes? A bedfull of flyers and membership cards to the Fringe Club.

The Fringe Club? Whatever happened to that? In 1984 it was the must-be, have-to-have-membership-of... it was the ultimate dangled preposition in Edinburgh. Now I'm not entirely sure it's still a thing. I'll ask.

As for the flyers in this photo. That was days' worth of the flyers one got thrust in one's hand walking down the Royal Mile. I seem to remember plucking flyers from dispensers to add to the stash. 30 years later, you'll be rejecting this many flyers every 30 to 35 seconds, thrust insistently into your face. And they'll be in colour, not just photocopied onto coloured paper. Really, the 1980s, how third world do you want everyone to think you were?

The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre ...And So Am I is at the Edinburgh Fringe 2014. See you there. 

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