So as most of you lovely Brightonians know (If you have lived here for more than a couple of years), May is the month in which we have the Fringe Festival, Brighton Festival, The Great Escape Festival, Lady Boys of Bangkok and all sorts of other wonderful pop up art or other shows appearing over the city centre.
There hasn’t been a day I haven’t walked through town to see some crazy dancers appearing on New Road, or gone to see some free (all be it not to be my taste) comedy at a number of pubs around town.
Although I didn’t purchase any tickets for the Great Escape Festival, my sister convinced my friend and I that we could go down to the Queens Hotel to see some free music as part of the “Alternative Great Escape”. We walked down the stairs, after some deliberation with the bouncer as to whether we were actually allowed in without wrist bands, to a dark carpeted room with a large stage in one corner and a small bar in another. After much faffing around with the band setting up, I was quite blown away by the sound that came from The October Game. Quite a rocky sort of sound and the main singer had an amazing powerful voice.
A couple of days later I was convinced by my house mate to go and check out some free comedy as part of the Fringe Festival at the Hobgoblin and then at the Caroline of Brunswick.
I wasn’t expecting much to be honest seeing as I have quite a dry (and dirty) sense of humour. I think I laughed hardest when a female in the audience (who had clearly had far too much to drink) started rattling on about her sheep dog and how she felt really bad that she had got it castrated……
However we did see some brilliant comedians at the Quadrant in town a few days later. It’s definitely worth making the most of the free comedy shows that appear all over town, there will be something to make everyone giggle.