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The 2009 Fringe Festival. The Bryant-Lake Bowl. The lines began early. From Travis Anderson's photo blog, "Fringe-chic."

For eleven beautiful days of summer, Minnesota catches Fringe Fever, hosting the largest unjuried performance festival in the United States. And, every year, MinnesotaPlaylist.com provides a completely subjective, utterly unfocused, randomly hysterical, unevenly insightful collection of blogs to help you cut your way through the shows, parties, and propaganda.

BLOG: The Great Theater Party is Over

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The Fringe is over. Let's get back to complaining about stuff.

Fringe blog (day 10): All about the encore

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Find out what artists really think about earning the Fringe encore.

Fringe blog (day 9): Energy

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Adia covers some uncovered corners of the Fringe including what its like to produce a Fringe show (and call it).

Fringe blog (day 8): At Rarig Center

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Day 8 writer parks himself inside the hustle and bustle of the Rarig Center.

Fringe blog (day 7): Immersion

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Can theater live up to the visceral drama of a video game? Ironically, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT demonstrates there's hope for theater.

Fringe blog (day 6): Traffic, tourist traps, and other horrors

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"I was left gasping for breath and on the verge of tears at the horrific beauty of it all." Plus, four other reviews.

Fringe blog (day 5): Change your definitions

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Since he stopped being snooty about the Fringe, a local actor discovers new ways to experience joy, ambition, and failure.

BLOG: Merry Fringe, Everyone!

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You know, because it's Fringe.

Fringe blog (day 1): Insider trading places

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A longtime Fringe staffer finally allows himself to have public opinions about shows.

Fringe blog (day 4): Alone together

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That Levi pushes himself to a show in every slot available on Sunday and discovers how hard Fringe can be.

Fringe blog (day 3): To fringe, a verb

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Fringe-binger and tough critic Marya Hornbacher provides some Fringe party history and finds equanimity after two misfires.

Fringe blog (day 2): Outside the bubble

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When a local artist forbids herself from seeing her friends' shows, she discovers how great it is to make new friends.

The Art of Fringing

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At the Fringe Festival, as in life, you can’t experience everything. Read this article to help build your plan of attack.

ADVICE: Fringe Do's and Don'ts for better fringing

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In a few weeks, should you try to trek across town in 25 minutes to see that Fringe show with the great plot line but a few bad reviews? Get answers here.

BLOG: Following Up

Fringe | Greater Minnesota | Production | Social Service | Tradition

Some of the stories we talked about before have continued on. Let's follow them again!

BLOG: Let's Not Talk About the Oscars

Fringe | Production | Tradition

More about lottery, protests and death; less about everyone's favorite award show.

BLOG: The Late Shift

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Gooble gobble, gooble gobble, one of us

BLOG: Fringe Round-up

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Fringe is over, long live the Fringe!

BLOG: Venue-by-Venue

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GGG at the Minnesota Fringe

BLOG: What is the Fringe for?

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Welcome (Back) to the Working Week

BLOG: One woman

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Curtain Call

BLOG: Filling in the gaps

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Laughter = entertainment?

BLOG: I'm not performing

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the end, im a sunday Fringe go-er, thanks for reading stay in touch

BLOG: Theater/Geek

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Some thoughts on making the Minnesota Fringe Festival juried

BLOG: Being Black on the Fringe: A First

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Back to Black: Fringing in Color

BLOG: Fuel for the Fire

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Post-mortem

BLOG: Based on a true story (once upon a time)

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In the end we find ourselves

BLOG: Smile! Say "Fringe!"

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Describe your Fringe experience

BLOG: Front of House from Behind the Lens

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That's all folks!

Writing about Writing about Writing

Criticism | Fringe

Playwright and theater journalist writes about the struggle between being a playwright and writing about plays.

BLOG: Fringe Lab: Experimental Performance

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Fringe Lab 2011 Assessment Report

BLOG: Emotiolitical

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Change Agent and being an agent of change

BLOG: Soup to Nuts

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Dessert, anyone?

BLOG: BrokeAss Fringe

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Was it Good for You? Finding your Fringe Value System.

How's your fringe show?

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The 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival is three months away. Have you already fallen behind?

Love at first sight

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Over the course of eleven days of performance, I lose all critical perspective. The object of my idealistic love is a big, messy, erratic, many-headed monster.

Anna stalks Quinton Skinner

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Anna stalks Quinton Skinner, Casebolt and Smith, boobs, and more. She shares her off-the-cuff obsessions and captures the wild spirit of 2009 Fringe.

Fringe Binge TV!

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Filmmaker and actor Ben McGinley drags his camera and his unique sense of humor around the 2009 Fringe Festival, taking in dance, talking to birds, and more.

The "Real" Thing

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Matt Sciple uncovers a Unified Theatri-fringical Theory of Everything, and invents an art-making equation, while digging through 35+ shows at the Fringe.

Ignore This!

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John tries to write about dance, stalks technicians, peeks into the guts of the Fringe, fixes its iniquities - all while making us laugh.

Full-on Fringe

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Writer Marya Hornbacher attempted full-on immersion at the 2009 Fringe and comes out the other side transformed.

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BLOG: Observance

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Food for thought

BLOG: Black spandex and heavy breathing

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Well, nice job! There were surprises, there was community, there was survival. 169 acts made it!

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BLOG: Prep, pomp, and circumstance

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Circumstance: The Anton Kissbougel Technique

BLOG: Embedded

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Final Dispatch