It’s known as ‘Mad March’ in Adelaide, and it’s slowly coming to an end as our major festivals shut their gates. I can’t say it enough…if you’re going to visit our fair city, mid Feb-mid March is the time to do it. The Fringe Festival, Adelaide Festival, Clipsal 500 (cars drive around in circles or something), WOMADelaide music festival, and Adelaide Writer’s Week all feature, as well as much more.
It’s hard not to want to get out into the city, and a destination isn’t even needed. There’s so much happening in the streets that just wandering around can be just as entertaining. One of the highlights of the Adelaide Fringe is the Garden of Unearthly Delights, an outdoor venue in the parklands that houses bars, food trucks, stalls and a multitude of tents where many of the Fringe shows are held. The Garden, as it is affectionately known, has such as great vibe and is the centre of Fringe activities for the month it runs.
So my brother Ben and I have ventured out the past few weeks to soak it all up as well as frequent a few shows. I may have been sneaky when buying tickets for him for his birthday when I gave hime two to each show…he didn’t have to take me really, wink wink nudge nudge. We saw two of our Aussie favourites Dave Hughes and Wil Anderson, both hilarious as always, as well as EastEnd Cabaret. The English duo’s show was hailed by critics and their collection of saucy, seductive ‘Dirty Talk’ tunes mixed with their love for audience interaction was delightfully entertaining and cringeworthy all at once.
I snapped a few pics for you to see, but apologies for the quality. The little iPhone was doing its best.