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Tuesday, September 13, 2005


La Fringe

Went to the Fringe and am again struck by the differences between people. We got a big group together and picked the tickets out of a hat - I ended up at Jem Rolls. He's a brilliant performance poet and I absolutely adored the torrent of images and connections that poured from him in a desperate need to be heard, released from him into the world. The people I was with didn't all feel the same way - it was one of those things that you either relate to instantly or it is just noise. That's OK, though - it's what the Fringe is all about. Pushing the boundaries of taste and experience, one person at a time. As an agent of social change, though, I think it's quite effective - people are more prepared to be entertained than preached at.

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