Played World 2017

A Fringe Festival has to move every season – be just ahead of general tastes, be edgy, controversial, and just a tiny bit shocking. Very sad to say that Perth’s fringe is none of these things anymore. Are we really still being exhorted to have selfies taken with Famous Sharon? It’s over. Please stop. It’s embarrassing now. Are we still doing the mermaids in the tank? C’mon give those poor girls and occasional man a retirement package. They must have brain damage from all that breath holding by now. It’s just a placeholder for toddlers and leering grandfathers. Stop it. It’s over. Is it only news to me that burlesque is played? Time for another look. This really should be the last year the Fringe is put out in this tired, so tired old format. Let’s just do the drinking on warm nights and lose the burlesque. It’s as played as a Stormie Mills wall mural. Played as place activation, played as gozleme, played as Little Creatures, played as yarn bombing, played as saying played, played as reading this blog. As played as commenting on this blog. If 93.7 is on board, you’ve got yourself a stinker. Played, played, played. So played.

A most dismal and depressing sight.

A most dismal and depressing sight.

Toddlers and leereing grandfathers demographic.

Toddlers and leereing grandfathers demographic.

Why is this shit still happening?

Why is this shit still happening?

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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8 Responses to Played World 2017

  1. bonez56 says:

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


  2. Sir Bill International says:

    Post played. Get yourself off to the Cirque du Seul tent and their “Fun de cycle”. Two badly trained Irishmen (ex FIFO) named Pat , “The Cycle Pats” , perform a juggling act with chainsaws. Audience participation encouraged. RPH emergency staff on call.


  3. Bento says:

    So played, PTA can’t even be arsed with their traditional Fringe rail replacement service this year.

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  4. Perineum says:

    What Fringe Festival? First I’m hearing about it.


  5. That's Racist! says:

    GOZLEME. Triggered.


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