21 Struggles Anyone Living In Edinburgh During The Festival Will Understand

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1. When you first get the Fringe guide, you try – and fail – to set a budget.

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If you’re visiting Edinburgh for the weekend, it’s easy: You fit in as much as you can. If you live in Edinburgh, prepare to say goodbye to all of your money because you need to SEE ALL OF THE THINGS.

2. Not that it matters, because everything you want to see will sell out immediately.

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If your favourite comedian puts 30 shows on sale in May, they’re guaranteed to go within seconds.

3. Even if you manage to get a ticket, you won’t find the venue because EVERYTHING HAS A DIFFERENT NAME.

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“What the heck is ‘Queen Dome’?” “It’s Edinburgh University’s chaplaincy centre.” “Where’s ‘Gilded Balloon Turret’?” “It’s in Teviot.”

4. Suddenly, everyone you know wants to visit you.

21 Struggles Anyone Living In Edinburgh During The Festival Will Understand

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“Oh hey… We were just wondering if we could stay with you for a week or four?”“Nope.”

5. But you don’t have time to entertain them, because you’re at work.

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Which results in serious FOMO. Every time you go outside, there are people sunbathing and daytime drinking. Your office might as well be based in Magaluf.

6. That is, if you ever get to work. Being heckled by street performers elongates your commute significantly.

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“Hey, you in the suit. Cheer up! It’s the Festival!”“No. It’s 8.55am on a Monday.”

7. And the tourists don’t help either.

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Tourists, we love you, but it would be great if you could check a map instead of using the bus as a mobile tourist information centre.

8. Flyering quickly starts to annoy you.

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9. And you break out in a cold sweat if you find out your journey will take you via the Royal Mile.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/hilarywardle/struggles-that-only-people-who-live-in-edinburg-aplm

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