Who would have thought there would be enough rain in Adelaide in February to cancel a parade? Well no one! But rain it did, pretty much all day.
The decision to cancel would not have been taken lightly as the event has been in the planning for some months. I really feel for the artists, designers, crew and participants who worked so hard and long. But in the interest of safety there was really no other option. The rain was relentless in the hours when we were to be helping the participants prepare.
Fellow volunteer and niece, Emily, and I made our way up Rundle Street through the gathered throng of Fringe merry makers and consumed possibly the world’s worst burrito at a wannabe Mexican place called Zambrero. I mean, who makes green salsa out of jalapeños rather than tomatillas? Who uses pickled jalapeños? Who uses sticky Basmati rice in Mexican? And where the heck was the cumin? I don’t usually bother giving a place a bad rap. I usually just don’t go back. But don’t proclaim on your website that you’re “the Best Fresh Mexican Grill in the free world”! Hell, an Old El Paso Burrito Kit would have had better flavours!
Lucky that Roo and I started our Fringe experience last night with a visit to the Bosco Theatre in the Garden of Unearthly Delights to see Sam Simmons’ very special brand of funny. And a few drinkie-poos under the stars after.
Ah well, the weather is bound to get better for the rest of the Fringe and we’ll be out there.