You know the expression “If you don’t like the weather, stick around 5 min” ? Well, Edinburgh fits that description to a T…you could even shorten it to 2 min. We did a Ballyhoo and Balderdash on the Royal Mile today in the pouring rain. I’M talking it was splashing off of the pavement and blowing onto the stage and into the ukelele kind of rain. But as I sit here now at the desk in my bedroom window I can see blue sky beyond rain soaked leaves.
Not only the weather has been a toss up and a whirlwind, the festival is the same way. It can be easy to fall into the trap of discontent and confusion when you go from a 20 person house to a 4 person house in one day, when you feel like your fingers are raw from handing out so many fliers. Or you feel like all you do is status update on Facebook and tweet people on Twitter. But then I think about those 4 people or those 20 people who did come out and see us, who we did reach and who we did move. There may be no rhyme or reason to what brings people in one day and doesn’t the other but there is reason in the fact that we are reaching someone, anyone, and isn’t that what we set out to do in the beginning?