Edinburgh! (Part 1)

Was simply amazing! A few days of fun and laughter and comedy and wonderfulness. I was an especially lucky girl as my beautiful and multitalented friend the GPB organised the whole thing – I literally just had to rock up, hand over some cash, and have a good time. Thank you again sweetie!

Set off from home on Tuesday and pelted down the A9. Got to Edinburgh at lunchtime, and headed straight into town to drop off my stuff at the hostel and meet the GPB! An afternoon of tea and chat and acclimatising, and being given my awesome Laminated Timetable of Amazingness (LToA!). And then the shows began. Our first show was called ‘Ferris Bueller’s Way Of…’ and yes, it was a comedy show based on the awesome film. Really funny, and free too ;). Plus I got my first compliment of the visit – the comic asked how old I was, I said 27, and he just went “really? No, you’ve got to be younger”. Cheers! 🙂

Then we headed to the Underbelly, one of the biggest venues, to see Sammy J’s show ‘Sammy J in the Forest of Dreams’. Brilliant, and I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t pick up several awards. It’s comedy with puppets, but the golden moments were when Sammy had to improvise due to technical problems or audience heckling. GPB knows Sammy from her time in Aus, so it was great to see his show packed to the rafters and with excellent reviews.

Apres ca, the lovely Jenga came to find us. This “finding” presented us with its own problems – Jenga lives in Edinburgh and knows it really well. GPB loves the festival (this was her 5th outing!) and knows its geography really well. The two don’t overlap much! But eventually Jenga found us, and after scaring some flyerers with our glee at the awesome powers of the LToA (over the course of the week it would get licked several times, and dipped in water, OJ, red wine, white wine, beer and tea…) we set off in search of pizza.

And gig number three – a free comedy double hander by two young comics, Marcus & James. Really funny and irreverent, but I made the mistake of choosing the “favourite audience member chair” so had to get involved a little….all good fun. Then we stayed fairly late chatting before bidding Jenga and the boys adieu. For the GPB and I had another place to be….

You guys, we went to Silent Disco! Have you heard of it? Basically, as you go in you are given a pair of headphones, and that’s how you hear the music…there are two channels to listen to (one’s fairly hip, one’s more cheesey!), but the real surreality comes if you take your headphones off for a moment…a silent room filled with people indie shuffling or Hammer dancing? Is ace. If Silent Disco have a night near you, I’d recommend! GPB and I danced our socks off, before returning to our digs a little after two, ready to sleep.

I was going to do the whole stay as a post, but that would be far too long…I’ll continue the tale in my next post!



  1. Sacred Suzie
    20th August 2008 / 12:15 pm

    What an absolutely amazing and fun time you had! Filled with laughter and friends and travel, perfect!

  2. Scarlet
    20th August 2008 / 12:26 pm

    You are having way too much fun, little girl. 🙂 I am jealous!I want to join you in all of these places, especially the Silent Disco. I’d blare the music and slam into walls in that place!Your spirit is contagious…and your photos are fantastic!!

  3. mrsb
    20th August 2008 / 1:22 pm

    They have here what they call “silent raves” that are similar, but usually held spur of the moment in public places. Sometimes they are allowed to go on, sometimes they are run off.And I’d just like to say I loved the pictures you shared. You are just cute as a freaking button, and you look so happy in them!

  4. Siobhan
    20th August 2008 / 1:35 pm

    I am so jealous of your edinburgh antics and can’t wait to hear more.

  5. Boy
    20th August 2008 / 1:42 pm

    silent disco would be worth attending for those fun yellow headphones alone!I am ever so envious of the smiles!

  6. daisies
    20th August 2008 / 3:21 pm

    oh my gosh .. silent disco sounds like soooo much fun!! i want to come with you too :)and i received a wonderful sack of candy and toys in the mail, tee hee … it felt like christmas ~ thank you so much sweetie, you made my day!! xoxox smooches!

  7. Matt
    20th August 2008 / 5:46 pm

    Silent Disco!! Is that like the ImprovEverywhere thing? Sounds like a great trip! Did you really see *the* Roy Walker?!

  8. Wiwille
    20th August 2008 / 7:25 pm

    You guys are really cute. Did you do the hustle?

  9. Riot Kitty
    20th August 2008 / 8:16 pm

    Fun fun! I so want to go there.

  10. rawbean
    21st August 2008 / 1:43 am

    Silent Disco? Sounds awesome….well sort of. How do people talk to eachother?

  11. Miss Ash
    22nd August 2008 / 2:36 am

    Silent Disco sounds cool!!

  12. vivavavoom
    22nd August 2008 / 11:23 pm

    sounds great!

  13. The GPB
    23rd August 2008 / 7:44 pm

    Aww…. we had all of the fun in the world!! I miss it tonnes. I can’t wait for Part 2, I like reading about what we got up to 🙂 (Oh, and my blog is on my myspace..)

  14. JLee
    25th August 2008 / 3:05 am

    Sounds like so much fun! I especially like the silent disco idea. lol

  15. Christielli
    25th August 2008 / 3:06 am

    Fun pics.Oh did you know that Kimora Lee Simmons of the Baby Phat line has a perfume called Fabulousity?? I think we should sue her! LOL

  16. Diane Mandy
    25th August 2008 / 9:15 pm

    I’ve never heard of Silent Disco but it sure sounds like fun!

  17. Alice
    27th August 2008 / 9:06 pm

    omg… i’ve never heard of Silent Discoing, but i now need to find one near me….!!

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