Over two thirds of the Fringe audience (and performers) are aged between 15 and 35 and a good many of them need to be home by the beginning of September. When the last week is in September it is always a gloomy time. Of course it is better if all six August festivals in Edinburgh run concurrently.
I'm sorry that some people did less well this year, but there may be other reasons for that. The numbers are a bit like my stomach. If I breathe in I look thinner, but sadly it is merely a temporary redistribution of bulk.
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