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649 performances.
120 shows.
20 venues.
18 days.
1 really big tent.

This is Capital Fringe 2008.

And this is the City Paper’s Fringe & Purge blog, a virtual vortex of all things Fringe. Bookmark this blog now, because you’re not going to make it through July without us. Without each other, really, because this blog belongs to the entire fringe community. Want to know what show is hot? Fringe & Purge blog. Want to know what show has the most nudity? Fringe & Purge blog. Want to tap into the opening-night buzz? Fringe & Purge blog. Want to know where the party is? Fringe & Purge blog. Want to know what the hell you did at that party? Fringe & Purge blog.

Seriously, this is your Fringe forum, your steam valve, your best friend, your Playbill, your moral support, your savory hangover brunch. Leave comments. Talk to each other. Send links. Spread the word. And see as many damn shows as your pupils and cochleas and medullas oblongata can possibly handle.

Go out and fringe. Come here to purge.

[Below you will find posts from the 2007 Capital Fringe Festival.  If you’re feeling nostalgic, please go ahead and peruse.]