Monday, June 24, 2019

Fringe Beer Tent

The Fringe Beer Tent was bigger that ever this year. Three different tents were sectioned together to form a large large central watering hole for patrons. As I sketched I noticed that the tents were now dedicated to Matt McGrath who was a huge supporter of the Fringe and theater in general when he was alive. I sketched several rehearsals in his back yard bar and porch area. I was shocked when he passes away at such a young age. It would make him happy to know people are still knocking back beers in his memory.

Pam Schwartz and I relaxed her between shows and as I sketched the sun set and the tent took on a warm glow from the way it was illuminated. I still had a few books left to sell and any time I saw a famous Fringe artist I would rush up to them to get their signature in the Fringe Book I kept for myself. The plastic lawn chairs set at some of the tables were flimsy by design. The guy in the foreground of my sketch leaned back and the chair sagged into an unnatural shape, unable to support the weight. The orange metal bar stools were a far better bet if you dint want to topple over after having a few beers.

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