Sunday was an early morning for a Fringe Networking brunch where we met some pretty cool people from around the world. We were sleepy and still licking our wounds from the night before, so after the brunch we had a rest at home and pumped ourselves up for our show with chocolate (the milk chocolate is soooo good here). As we were flyering, Morro found some chocolate cake that was delicious and shared it with some strangers on the street - people really bond over food anywhere you go. We met some people that already saw the show and they were so excited to see us and tell us it was "brilliant" and then asked if they could have some flyers to help us pass them out. Also, we saw a girl who said she was at the show 'last night' and loved it and could hear her friend behind her "laughing the whole time" - even though we thought everyone in the audience on Saturday night hated us (apparently we were wrong). Sometimes people are awesome - other times they aren't - but most of the time they are awesome. Sunday night we had a super fun audience with some repeat customers (who brought new friends to share the show with) and we all had a really great time together.
Afterwards we went to Die Roten Punkte's Haus Party, where they almost burned the building down and danced the night away. It was the most fun. If anyone wants to see it they can because it's happening again next Sunday night.
Monday - The long awaited day off. We made it to the halfway mark. WAHOOOOOO!!!!! We decided to celebrate with a mini vacation.
On the train to Glasgow, as we were whisked through the Scottish countryside we passed what seemed like an endless amount of sheep peacefully grazing in the fields. "Look at the sheeps," shrieked Morro. "Oh wow " replied Jasp, "they look so tiny and delicious". Morro began to cry and made Jasp promise that she wouldn't eat any sheep today.
We got off the train and followed our feets wherever they took us. We jumped onto a sight seeing tour bus and drank unfiltered cider at Curlers Rest (the oldest pub in Glasgow). We had afternoon tea with scones and clotted cream at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens (Jasp said she was in paradise even though cows and cream are not generally the first things equated with the tropics). We explored the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (where the word "beautifullest" was used to describe Glasgow - Morro felt good about having used it for all these years), investigated some mysterious back alleys that led to secret vintage and record shops, experienced Victorian suburbs (which are super fancy), and got to see gothic churches that had been converted into pubs and theatres (where they serve "a pie , a pint and a play").
On the train ride back we had a philosophical conversation about the movie The Little Mermaid:
MORRO: I think Ariel is pretty greedy. She has all sorts of gadget and gismos and still wants more... Maybe she needs to meditate.
JASP: She's not greedy, Morro, she just wants to assimilate and conform to fit in with society and abandon her own personal identity in order to have a fleeting chance with a man she doesn't know.
We got back to Edinburgh just in time for Vanessa Smythe's show, In Case We Disappear, at Moriarty's. It made us both cry because it was so touching and funny and honest and full of love and touched our hearts like a beautiful kiss. You gotta see it.
We walked home after some lovely time with fellow Canadian performers, and made a plan for tomorrow when it all gets started again. It was a good rest and now we are ready to take on Edinburgh again.