So it's over. What does this mean? Where do we go from here?
Well, for punters like me, we start getting back to normal with our lives, and wait for the next big thing.
For the awesome Festival Team, including, but far from limited to the wonderful Kylie Aitchison, Lauren Whitney, Spencer Dowson, Debs McKeen, and Kate McGee. These were the five main people I talked to, negotiated with, harassed in the lead up to the festival. I'd like to thank you all for all the great work you've put in to the festival, and for all the time you set aside to deal with my petty requests.
Kylie Aitchison: Thank you for letting me do this. With me as a punter, if you'd said "I don't feel comfortable with what you're doing" I'd have stopped straight away, I'd have shut the blog down immediately, and just gone to my shows. You didn't. I'm grateful for that. You gave me permission to try for the Poster For Charity. Thank you for that, both from me, and from the Child Cancer Foundation.
Lauren and Spencer: I've harassed you both pretty fiercely over the last year, but to be honest, this whole project sparked out of a suggestion from Lauren last year. I owe you a lot. Spencer, for starters you've taken the heat off of Lauren from me most recently. You've done a great job for the festival, and promoting me where you can through your wonderful means of communication, even getting a blog of mine up on the website (and hopefully this one too). Thank you.
Debs McKeen, you've done an awesome job producing all the big events throughout this festival, whether or not people know the extent of the impact you make on the festival, you should unquestionably be recognised for it. You rock!
And Kate. You've been awesome, for hooking me up with the media pass, for coordinating a lot of my tickets, dealing with last minute changes, among many other things. You've been awesome to deal with, and I have no idea how you've managed to stay so happy and chirpy all the time.
To my beautiful half. Thank you for your love, support, and tolerance during this project. It's been a long three and a half weeks. A longer four months. Thank you for supporting me through this project which became an obsession, and is now a great set of memories, or will be, as soon as the #PosterForCharity has been sold.
To all the acts who've supported me, either with comp tickets, or stuff to give away, or even a tiny bit of promotion, thank you all.
To all the acts I've seen, thank you for making me laugh.
It is safe to say that you might not see me at the classic for a couple of weeks, while I comedy-detox, but I look forward to jumping back on this bandwagon next year. Whether or not it's to the same extent, I don't know. I have a feeling I'm going to need some help next year. So if you're interested in comedy blogging, let me know.
To all the readers and subscribers, thanks for your support. I hope you liked what you got. If you didn't, let me know what I can improve on.
Now I suppose all that's left to say is that it's time to start bidding on the #PosterForCharity - You know you want to! http://drake.net.nz/LrNzbP