Posted on August 8, 2011


That’s my first impression….f**king frantic.  We’ve been here 5 days and this is the first chance I’ve had to turn my mind to posting an update.

Why’s it so intense?  Because this is the shop window for entertainment.  All the media, agents, bookers, talent scouts and promoters are here and if want to make some impact then its a bun fight to get noticed – and organised one – but a bun fight nonetheless.

I dare say that there are many people who come here to put on a show and go with the flow, do a bit of flyering on the royal mile and hope they get audiences and hope they get noticed… and for your sanity that’s probably a wise move.  But if you seriously intend to make it a success then you’ve got to peddle really really hard.

The meet the media afternoon organised by Fringe Central is a case in point.  From a scale perspective its like an X factor audition… only it includes actual talent.

The good news is that doing all this stuff does get results.  More on that in the next day or two.  Gotta go to Royal Mile now and do some flyering.


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