A little while ago I posted a 'sneak peek' of a dress (or two). Knowing that I had quite a few social engagements coming up during the Adelaide Fringe season, I decided to make an outfit plan for them (which, of course, was really just me procrastinating). I thought the red, green and white plaid dress from the sneak peek post would be great for my first Fringe show of the season (which I will write a little bit about further down the post)...
I suppose it's a 'back to business as usual' after my last outfit post - as much fun as I had in my leopard print pants, it was still nice to be back in something like this, with a ribbon in my hair...
Speaking of my hair, I'm a bit torn about the length. Some days I love how long it is...other days I feel like it needs a good chop. I used to be so cavalier about hair cuts but now I'm always hesitant.
Anyway, enough about me: on to the show I saw. Last year I went to see Lili La Scala's, War Notes, and absolutely loved it. So, I was very excited that she would be doing another show at this year's Fringe: Songs to Make You Smile. Now that I've come to write about the show, I'm not sure what to say - I have a tendency to just gush when I really enjoyed something. Lili has a very beautiful and moving voice - even though the show is called Songs to Make You Smile, a couple of the songs are so lovely they brought a few little tears to my eyes. From tunes most of us will be familiar with (like one of my personal favourites, Makin' Whoopee) to some that are rather on the rare side (none of which I currently remember the name of, that's how great my memory is) Lili brings new life to them all, whilst showing the utmost respect for their history. Her joy for performing and love of the songs comes through and that's always one of the things I love most about live music. Plus, she is just such a delight to watch - anyone who has the opportunity to see her show, really ought to.
But if you don't trust my word, you can read this review at Australian Stage or this one, which says a lot of the things I wanted to, myself (except the bit about it not usually being my sort of music - it's right up my alley!)
I practised my rusty taking-photos-of-other-people skills at the show. I feel so self-conscious taking my DSLR out and snapping away at social events and shows but I'm trying to make myself more comfortable with it.
So, if you're in Adelaide, I highly recommend seeing Lili's show! You heard me - now go...
Andi B. Goode