Mess Around Edinburgh – Night 8

Mess Around Edinburgh – Night 8


Firstly, my apologies for not posting this last night. I’ll be honest – I’ve been suffering from horrible jet lag ever since I arrived from Montreal, and it hit me last night. I headed straight home after my show and went straight to bed. I’m back on deck now, relatively, so here’s a wrap of what happened.

There was a young lady in the crowd dressed in a shirt so blatantly Scottish, she had to be a tourist:


I was right, she was an Aussie. An Aussie that loved Scottish Ceilidh Dancing. I asked her to demonstrate a few steps and she said she needed a partner, then motioned to me to join in. The audience broke into a rendition of Scotland the Brave and before I knew it we were dancing. I had no time to film it, but thankfully someone did, and posted it to my facebook page.

Unfortunately I can’t quite work out how to link to it, but if you want to see it, why not click here and look for Anne Marie’s post.

In other news, I stumbled across a fourteen year old Scot called Cameron, who came to the stage and towered above me. I tested my theory that only a young Scot could be so tall, and brought a fourteen year old Aussie to the stage as well. The comparison was startling:


To be honest, they were both pretty big.Well played to them both.

Somehow between these lads, and the Ceilidh Dancing, and my usual stories about the Queen and Arthur the Pizza Guy, I ended up with a show. Of course I also plugged my campaign to raise cash for the Sick Kids, and if you’d like to help hector and I out, please click here Alternatively, UK peeps can donate by text. Just text the words HECT87 and the amount you wish to donate in pounds to 70070.

It has been slow going, but I am planning a special show on my final night to raise the total somewhat.

More details to come.



  • Steven Smith

    11.08.2012 at 08:38 Reply

    Hi Adam, great show on Thursday night. Really enjoyed it (we were the couple that cheered when you mentioned The Stand in Glasgow)

    Anyhoo, cheers!

    Steven and Caroline.

  • eileen mullan

    11.08.2012 at 18:10 Reply

    loved thursday nights show!! had me smiling for ages after đŸ™‚
    still think cameron should have stood up straight!

    (cameron’s mum) x

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  • Amy Sparkes

    11.08.2012 at 20:51 Reply

    Hi Adam,

    Thanks for the dance! You’re a quick study, and much easier to move around than many people I’ve danced with. That has definitely been a highlight of my first Fringe Festival! I hope that you get time to do some more damning before you leave, it’s awesome fun!

    All the best,

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