Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Huge Upside Down Purple Cow

I predict my blog posts this month will be few and far between since we're now into Brighton Festival season, which means six days a week in the office with lots of late shifts for me - plus the usual array of festival (and non-festival) shows to see, and no doubt more than the occasional late night unwinding in either the Waggon or the Festival Club.

There's no Spiegeltent this year - instead the Steine Gardens welcomes the Udderbelly for the duration of the festival, playing host to a full programme of cabaret, comedy and live music in addition to the Festival Club bar. I was at the launch party on Friday night and a good time was had by all... excellent entertainment, reasonably priced drinks and some wonderfully attired barmaids!

As for the main festival, well things kicked off on Saturday morning and it's been bedlam around the city ever since... I managed to catch the screening of Run Lola Run with a live soundtrack by The Bays at the Dome last night and that was a real treat, the band's thundering improvised electronica score perfectly matching the kinetic energy of Tom Tykwer's fabulous film.

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