It’s almost over for me, the March madness. And it’s both a relief and a cause of sadness. Relief because I need my beauty rest and sadness because the end of the festival season means the long summer evenings are soon to be gone. The Adelaide Fringe and Womadelaide are events I participate in each year. The Fringe finishes today. I attended a nice mix of comedy, music, visual arts and avant-garde performances. Justin Townes Earl at The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel (The Gov) was a highlight of Adelaide Fringe 2011 for me, oh and getting commandeered into pulling a percussion float at the Fringe Parade…
Yesterday I went to Womadelaide. I used to go for the whole weekend but it’s expensive and I have become more strategic in my selection of must-see acts. This year I really wanted to see Martha Wainwright and Asa. Fortunately they were doing main-stage shows on the same day. And every year there is at least one act that is new for me and that just blows me away. This year that act was 17 Hippies, direct from a cold and wet Berlin to one of Adelaide’s brilliant late summer days.
Here are some photos from Womadelaide on this perfect Saturday.
See my Flickr site for more photos from Womadelaide and Adelaide Fringe 2011.