The St. Louis Fringe had a kick off party for the 2017 season Tuesday night. It was held at The Dark Room, a wine bar-restaurant-photography gallery in Grand Center.
Didn't know it before, but most of the performers in the festival are chosen by lottery (illustration below). The policy was that the first five entries got in automatically. Someone, um, screwed up the spreadsheet this year so the first seven entries got a bye. A change for this season is that there was a "curated" selection, with several performers chosen by fringe management and consultants. The remaining entries were left to chance.
This is DDare Bionic, a DJ and rapper (some music here), at the moment he learned he was in. Happy happy joy joy. I'll be sure to catch his show during the festival in August.