Navel-Gazing: Notes from Seeing the Whole Thing

So, one week into the festival, I have a series of personal notes. Read on–if you don’t mind navel-gazing.

  • In the past seven days, Griff and I have seen 22 shows.
  • I have not yet missed an afterparty. Perhaps not coincidentally, I am on water only tonight.
  • Moerlein’s Irish stout is really good. That said, Moerlein really needs an amber. Are you listening out there, Greg H.?
  • Pones, Inc., deserves a special award for the best karaoke (er, Fringe-e-oke) of the Festival. The dancing "girls", the opportunity to dress up… perfect.
  • It’s almost scary how nice all the performers are. The after parties are complete feel-good events. That probably sounds very saccharine, but ask my friends–I’m really not that nice of a person, so there must be some truth to this.
  • Everything that I’ve seen this year has been good enough to recommend to someone. That doesn’t mean that I loved everything–just that I can recognize that every show is well done enough that it should be able to find its audience.
  • We saw 11 shows on Saturday and Sunday. And, yes, that’s pretty tiring.
  • We are still on target to see everything. The closest we came to going off schedule was on Saturday, due to a show going 20 minutes long, which we won’t name (cough, cough, Les and Dan, cough, cough). Thankfully, the show we had next had late seating. Coincidentally, the show we went to went over by 25 minutes, and that was before the audience participation dance. (Guess which one that was?)
  • If I had it to do over, I wouldn’t do anything different (other than take more time off from work).

Shows of the Festival After Day 4

After four days of Fringe, I’ve seen fourteen shows, on my way to seeing the entire festival. My top shows of the festival at this point are, in no particular order:

  • Empire of Feathers
  • The Terrorism of Everyday Life
  • It Might Be OK
  • Seven (x1) Samurai

All but Terrorism are still in town, and all are well-worth seeing it.
On to Day 5.


Small but enthusiastic turn out for the first Go OTR 5K Run/Walk. Run/Walk is the best description of my participation. I did make it to the finish in slightly under my predicted time of 33 minutes. Then dropped by Know Theatre for a post-race mimosa.

The Best Part of Vacation…

The most exciting part is going, but the best part is coming home. Just in time for the OTR Extravaganza of Fringe, 5K & Tour of Homes.

Duveneck Memorial Art Show May 13th in Covington

This Sunday, May 13 is the Duveneck Memorial Art Show in the Covington riverside district. More than 40 artists will have original works of art for sale.

The annual Covington art show is a great option for people who love art but don’t have thousands to spend on a painting. If you’re looking for art as an investment, you can take a chance on an unknown artist and spend a lot less money. If you’re looking for art for your home, you won’t be disappointed- they have art for sale that fits any budget. Past shows have included jewelry, sculpture, paintings and photography.

The Duveneck Memorial Art Show is held at the George Rogers Clark Park Riverside Drive- this is the park at the bottom of Garrard,along the river. The art show starts at noon and goes til 5 pm.

Sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Heritage League.