26 February 2018
I was in Adelaide and the Festival Fringe was on (the Adelaide Festival and Fringe is every year these days). I didn't manage any shows but we did hang around one evening at the East End of Rundle Street, generally a cool area at any time, but at this time the location for the Garden of Unearthly Delights and its food and drink and buskers and also some paid shows in tents and the like. Around the corner was the now common light show on the stately stone buildings of North Terrace. Down the road were the closed streets for the Clipsal 5000 road race, due sometime soon Most excitedly, Dweezil Zappa (son of Frank) was playing a few night later (sadly when I was flying back to Canberra) and over the following week, the reformed Cold Chisel (another excellent Adelaide-originated band) and Grace Jones on the Wednesday. Sad to miss this stream of favourites. I did catch a few loud notes of the Meatbeaters (see pic) but in a room too small and at a volume too loud. Here are just a few pics to display ambience.