Brooke Allen, conductor the free 2016 Secrets of the Fringe tour, says, “I expect the experience to be even worse than Burning man.”
For those who don’t know, Burning Man is a so-called “festival” that is held every year in the godforsaken Black Rock desert in Nevada (USA). Although the first of the 10 Principles of Burning Man is “inclusion” it is nearly impossible to get tickets because they sell out in less than one second.
Brooke says, “The first time I went to Burning Man was by mistake in 2009. I had such a tough time I came back in 2010 with my son, college roommate, and his daughter to see if things might get better. That didn’t work, so I tried again in 2011 with another friend and his 13-year-old daughter.”
“In 2014 I took a break from Burning Man and went to the Edinburgh Fringe instead. That was so traumatic, I decided to go back to Burning Man in 2015 and the dust storms were the worst in memory. So, in 2016 I’m going back to Edinburgh for the Fringe where I expect the experience to be more awful than anything that has gone before.”
Brooke explains why in A Better Way to Experience the Edinburgh Fringe (and life), which you can read here, here, or here.
Take the Free Secrets of the Fringe Walking Tour and give Brooke your support, love, and money. It will be much needed.
Note: Just because some things at the Fringe are “free” does not mean you cannot tip the performers.