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    21 Struggles Anyone Living In Edinburgh During The Festival Will Understand

    "Do you want a flyer?" "NO, I live here."

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

    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.

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

    Royal Mile may have stopped being the place worth flyering. Never seen it busier on a weekday. #edfringe veteran here

    ScottishFalsettoSock@falsettosocks

    Royal Mile may have stopped being the place worth flyering. Never seen it busier on a weekday. #edfringe veteran here

    3:08 PM - 07 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    10. You panic every time the Edinburgh Military Tattoo flyover goes past.

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    "WHY ARE THERE LOW-FLYING FIGHTER JETS ABOVE THE CASTLE? Oh, wait, it's just the Tattoo."

    Next day: "WHY ARE THERE LOW-FLYING FIGHTER JETS ABOVE THE CASTLE?"

    11. Every time you go outside, you end up saying "hello" to someone who looks familiar, before realising they're a celebrity.

    12. At some point, you'll inevitably accept a lift in a rickshaw.

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    Which will cost a million pounds.

    13. Two words: drama students.

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    No, teenage girl, I don't want to see your school production of Cabaret in a pub basement.

    14. Your favourite pubs turn into Free Fringe venues.

    15. Where beer costs £7 a pint and is served exclusively in plastic glasses.

    16. Despite the cost, you get drunk on Friday night and end up in a series of increasingly weird free shows.

    17. And don't even think about going for a meal afterwards, unless you actually enjoy queueing.

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    Want to go to your favourite restaurant in August? Tough. They don't take bookings. You'll have to queue up with several dozen drama students and a mime artist.

    18. You realise you can make money by renting your spare room out...

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    ... but you'll spend the £200 you make a day on Festival tickets.

    19. But actually, that's fine, because the shows you get tickets for are great.

    20. And when it all comes to an end, you feel genuinely sad. Even though it means you'll be able to eat in restaurants again.

    21. But, hey: You get to do it all over again next year.

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