So we actually completed two activities today, though I suppose we kind of cheated on one, so maybe we'll start with that one and see what you think!
This weekend just happened to time perfectly with #17. Great Escape. Now for the Aussies following from home, the Great Escape is a three day music festival over the whole of Brighton and Hove, involving dozens of venues and a few hundred bands. What was nice about The Great Escape in Brighton was that there were even more people around than usual, spilling out onto the footpaths from pubs, getting a pint, having a chat, a just general merriment. Tamara even ran into some fellow Aussies who had come over to perform for the event when she was out getting her swing fix. Exciting!
We were lucky enough to be around The Warren, which Otherplace Productions had organised to be a venue for the Alternative Escape, so there were heaps of folks around and some great bands too. And here is where the cheating side of things comes into play... Does seeing something for the Alternative Escape count as going to the Great Escape? Probably not, but we asked the question of a couple of people around us and we decided that for our purposes it suits. We do have a choc-full weekend of performances, with not a heap of free time, so surely we can be forgiven for not purchasing expensive tickets to the main Great Escape? Also, while having stacks of cool people around is awesome, experiencing the Great (Alternative) Escape is not recommended through a theatre tent wall. During performances. Of Point & Shoot. Yes, this is how we experienced our first band tonight. We have to commend their performance as it was very loudly heard through our show... the noise bleed seemed particularly difficult and more than the usual bleed from the bands in the bar. Is this the effect of a music festival vibe on speaker systems? Not sure, but thankfully, while we heard it above being able to hear our fellow actors onstage, there were no reports of complaints from the audience so at least we were doing our jobs! And admittedly, coming out popst show to enjoy a drink in the bar and get to catch some groovy tunes is pretty cool.
Thumbs up to the Great Escape. A really fun atmosphere to be around, and propbably well worth the money if you can catch the bands...just don't have a theatre show on at the same time!
Anyway, onto our other task completed from We Love Brighton's list earlier in the day!
The activity that we are sharing with you for this entry is one that was a little hard to complete, simply because we have meandered through them numerous times to get from a to b, or more specifically, to eat at Choccywoccydoodah, go to the Cath Kidson shop, make our way to the beach... Well, you can tell what our priorities are. And yes, this task is #5. Get Lost in The Lanes.
So to make this task more interesting for us, and probably quite entertaining for the loads of people around for the weekend, we decided to play hide and seek. Thus ensued a good amount of time trying to hide from Tyler's Iphone while being distracted by the glittering window displays of antique stores, or amazing jewellery stores, and avoiding buying more chocolate or delicious cupcakes.
The pictures we have to show you from this excursion are a combination of Where's Wally type spot-the-point-and-shoot-performer, and just plain we-have-gone-insane-as-per-usual images. Enjoy!
And bonus points if you can spot us in the 'we're hiding' photos.