Festival time in Adelaide - and its 7-days a week, 16 hours a day for those of us on the reviewing team. Physical exhaustion seems offset by some strange energy which artistes give off in their best work - in other words, good shows keep us up and powering while duds sap the spirit and drain the stamina.
But, while we may be weary and bouncing off the walls, we are not complaining. We are always happy when the fecundity of the creative spirit surrounds us at Festivals. Well, perhaps we get a little bit snippy with some of the publicists who send us email attachments and hard copy and then pester us on the phone to see if we have things. It would not be so bad if there were fewer of them - but, talking about fecundity, publicists seem to do nothing but multiply these days. There's a bloody plague of them.