Sunday, August 9, 2009

Show 2- YAY- FUN!

Thank you to anyone who is reading this and encouraging me. Show night two was great, 13 people and it was very very fun! I decided to let it all hang out tonight, I handed out chocolates as people came in and I decided to rip their tickets. I went right up and told people to relax and have fun and though I appreciate their respect they should except I am a quirky American and enjoy the ride....and so they did! Today I perform in an outdoor stage then in a contest for funnniest female in UK- what? I don't know I am doing 5 minutes. Till tomorrow.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Day After the First Show

So last night I did my first Edinburgh show and well it was just as many things are an experience. I kind of love things that make me get better like I tend to respond better to the you can't do this response better than the you are amazing. I think I am just a natural underdog. Last night ten people came to the show, which was fine was not sure if any would attend- so ten was great for first night. The majority were German men. The funny part about that was I kept thinking "oh no I am red and black and a warrior but not heil- I hope they are not dissapointed. The show was moving along and the ten smiling and silent finally in the middle of the show I couldn't take it anymore and said, "Is everyone still breathing, has anyone fallen asleep?". Everyone smiled chuckled and then was a bit more relaxed. I think tonight I am changing it up a bit. I am currently sitting at Fringe Central wearing my cape waiting for a "meet the press event". All day long I walk the streets saying hello I am a super hero from NYC which seems obvious, well at least to me. I am having fun saw a show after mine last night a serious britsh theatre piece and the room was packed and silent so I feel fine. Till tonight again!!!! thanks for reading-xo, Vicki

Friday, August 7, 2009

Shiow Time- Day 5

Day 5- SHOW TIME----
Okay just to quickly add on to my first entry this woman Nancy also managed to raise over 2 million pounds and open 2 children's hospices. Done- you get it amazing people, fortunate to have met them.
So it's show time---- the city is packed with people but being from NYC just seems like people in time square with no car horns and people say hi back to me, I am so used to speaking with out a response sometimes that this is so refreshing and surprising at the same time. So my first show is tonight, unsure if two or a ton of people will come. I know some judges from Amnesty International are coming- they give out this Spirit award- which makes me think We've got spirit yes we do, we've got spirit how bout you?- just a bit of cheerleader envy flashback. I am not sure if my show will fit the spirit award however I do remember being 14 with my best friend Allison at an Amenesty International concert and having Bill (an old frind who is now the friend on Tori and Dean who just married his partner- small world) teaching us how to smoke cigarettes for the first time. I will try to keep that story to myself tonight. I am not sure if anyone is reading this however I am having fun, walking a TON so feeling truly lighter in my super hero cape. I will check in tomorrow to let you know how the first show goes. Sunday I get five minutes to compete for Britian's funniest female. Go Vicki Go! sorry my internal monologe.
xo, Vicki

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My first Edinburgh Entry

The Adventure began two days ago........
I came to Edinburgh two days ago to do the fringe festival which starts on Friday. I came with no real knowledge of too much just excitement, 5000 postcards, a show and the belief that it would all work out for the best. So far, I have checked out my location, it is nice and I have my tech rehearsal tomorrow so I am sure all should be fine, I have handed out a bunch of postcards and hung maybe 50 posters so far. People of Edinburgh are incredibley nice, me- "Hi, I have never been here before, my first show is Friday, may I hang a poster in your window" them- "welcome, of course, find a good spot, here I'll help." I know, I know, I love it. So, I also am staying with the most amazing people in the world I don't mean like, gee they are amazing to me, they are great to me, I mean they are amazing, I know because I watched their movie last night. This amazing woman Nancy had a son in her early forties after going blind, then her son at two has a metabolic disease which leaves him home bound, and fully dependant on her, than her husband dies of a heart attack, she continues to care for her son fully blind on her own then a few years later an incredible social worker named Jack comes to visit falls in love with Nancy and Daniel and they marry. That was when Daniel was 11, he passed away this March at the age of 31. I woke up this morning and told Jack I thought he was Sir William Wallace of Brave Heart. Sometimes, my mouth just goes. So my homelife here amazing, oh and yes today Nancy with her seeing eye dog Nathan handed out my Lady Bug Warrior postcards. The city is great, I am looking forward to wearing my cape on the streets tomorrow. I feel like I am not sure what will happen the rest of the 26 days however the first two were pretty great. Thank you to everyone- my friends, family, new friends and everyone else. Til tomorrow...I am a wee bit sleepy.