Twelve months ago the Adelaide Fringe and Festival were just ending. COVID-19 was just beginning. Now, one year later, with the pandemic more locked-down in South Australia than the people, the Adelaide Festival and Fringe went ahead- but with a difference.
The car dropped us off on an uninviting side street in a deserted inner city industrial complex. Above us the fermentation tanks of the now defunct West End brewery dominated the skyline. It was a warm evening, the sinking western sun gifting the ugly buildings a scarcely deserved ephemeral beauty. A narrow line of majestic
We were lucky in South Australia. The restrictions came into force just as the summer’s events had drawn to a close: the Adelaide Festival, Fringe, Womadelaide, the Adelaide 500 car race, beach concerts, and more. A concert by up-and-coming singer-songwriter Didirri at the Festival Theatre, marked the end of socialising as we knew it. That