Last night Caro and myself went to see Speed of Light, a mass choreographed act of walking and endurance running with lightsuits, on Arthur’s Seat. The event is part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
Lindsey was taking part as a runner. Of course, we didn’t know which one of the hundred or so runners was Lindsey, because it was dark.
It was a unique experience. You receive a briefing in the Speed of Light compound, and are then given a lightsabre, which helps you find your way up to the top of Arthurs Seat, guided by several volunteers. We were the last group of the evening, and started out at about 11pm. As well as the performers running and walking in parts of Hunters Bog, we had a good view of the nightly Edinburgh Festival fireworks at the Castle. After about an hour, the lightsabres began to hum, which is an additional part of the ‘show’. In fact, the audience is also part of the ‘show’, and you can watch other audience groups snaking around the hill paths. Quite weird.
The above video was taken right at the end, as the performers came off the hill and down to the compound, at about 1am. We found out later that at 0.36 and 0.40 it’s Lindsey who slips twice.
Here’s an impressive slide show that someone else made.