Taking a little break from the August Break to bring you a week Edinburgh Fringe review.
I was invited to try out Monski Mouse’s Baby Disco Dance Hall which is on in the Spiegeltent in the Assembly half of George Square Gardens. I’ve always fancied a kids dance party, and I love Monski Mouses style so I was in (yeah, I am superficial like that in choosing Fringe shows. I went round for years thinking I liked Russell Howard because I liked the tshirts he wore in his Fringe posters).
So anyway, off we went. Full disclosure, it wasn’t ideal timing for us as Saturday was the first swimming class for the boys after the summer break and they were both knackered from it and almost asleep by the time we got there. Ellis did rally halfway through after being carried for the first half, but Milo unfortunately wasn’t having it, and only participated in the action songs. Which did not stop me from loving it! Now I no longer go clubbing I really miss dancing and will take any opportunity for going for it – I wish someone would introduce lunchtime clubbing here like they have in Sweden or wherever it is, though I suspect British people will not go for it without alcohol.
The show is a mix of songs for general freestyle dancing and action songs. There were two dancers alternately milling about the dancefloor encouraging the kids and doing choreographed dancing at the front. It was ‘good’ music, actual Disco music, not the usual stuff kids usually get, and the nursery rhymes were also rockier versions which was fun. Ellis’ favourite was crawling around on the floor to the Lion sleeps tonight, and there was a Conga and I’ve had the time of my life to which we were encouraged to lift our babies, Dirty Dancing style.
Afterwards Ellis wanted to take a picture but then just sucked his tshirt. Monski was great with dealing with the kids and joined him with a sulky look!
A photographer from the Evening News turned up afterwards to take a picture outside, and Milo wanted to be in it, but then mainly stood there a little too far away looking really tired 😉 Though looking at the pictures, the other kids were equally unruly! I don’t think the picture has gone into the paper yet (or at least I can’t find it on the website), but I’m sure the photographer made it look good.
Afterwards we got lunch from the streetfood stalls and the others got ice cream (I’m off sugary treats just now) and the weather was great for sitting out. Gonna miss George Square Gardens once the Fringe is over!
Disclosure: I was given free tickets in return for an honest review