My recollection of all the Edinburgh Fest shows I saw. It's a long one, really just for me to archive. Give it a read if you want.
a complete range of shows is squeezed into tiny venues, buildings are wallpapered with irregular coloured blocks adorned with different characters as if in a bizarre police line-up after a crime at the circus, and the bustling streets are filled with tourists, performers, and people handing out flyers like coked-up, disinterested blackjack dealers.
I exited the tent and came across a whole bunch of people facing an open field. At Download, I had learned quickly, this could mean anything.
Beltane Fire Festival. This is meant to be an ancient Gaelic festival marking the start of Summer, brought together by fire, drama, and hippies all on a hill.