Monday, August 25, 2008

Fringe Bingo

After last year's storming success, Pirate and I decided to go back to the Fringe this year. It's not a cheap 3 days, but is seriously good fun. There is loads to see, but inevitably there are dead spots during the evening when you are between shows, have already eaten dinner, and need to kill an hour when the museums and galleries are closed. This is where the real Fringe entertainment happens.

The Edinburgh Fringe is, no doubt, one of the best places for people-watching on the planet outside of NYC. There is some serious variety, and some proper weirdos.

But Pirate and I, being competitive by nature, found a way to make people-watching a contest. Enter Fringe Bingo, stage left. Plonk yourselves outside a pub or cafe' on the Royal Mile, pull out your FB cards, and go to town. I have provided a sample card below. (Obviously if you are going to play you need to print out 2 copies, but cut one up and rearrange the squares to make the second copy.)

From the Fringe veterans I would love to hear your suggestions for adding to the card for next year.


Geosomin said...

I was wondering how to kill time on the fringe here between shows.
Next year I'm all set.

ZB said...

French. There has to be a category for French Musicians.

FirstNations said...

there has to be one for every time the word 'zeitgeist' is overheard used in conversation.

JoeinVegas said...

In Vegas, that card would be appropriate almost any day walking down the Strip.

Mr Farty said...

I scored five in one day and I wasn't even playing.

Bloody tourists coming here with their money and their accents and their money and their attitudes and their money. Grr!

That'll be five quid, please.

hendrix said...

I've scored five and that's just describing me.

surly girl said...

you can tick the dreadlocks one off. here i am!

just saw your comment over at mine (no net access for yonks. trollied? yes please!

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