The sold-out performance/dining hit of the 2015 Fringe is returning this year – to try and break another record
Performance atist Honi Ryan describes her Silent Dinner Party as a "living art installation". At $95, this is certainly the most expensive ticket at Sydney Fringe – but it sold out at last year's festival nevertheless. This year Ryan will host 400 dinner guests at a three-course feast in Paddington Town Hall – during which all guests must remain silent.
I feel angry at the drunken swill that was last night's dinner party, and outraged that I paid $95!!!!! for a silent contemplative event which instead got hoodwinked by a bunch of drunks vying to see who could come up with the most inventive way to have a loud time without speaking.
It was ridiculous to sell and serve that amount of alcohol when people clearly were getting smashed. So much for RSA.
The venue was poorly decorated - in fact no effort had been put in - to highlight the senses - and the whole event was a total shambles. The cold oily food was disgusting. I want a refund from those smug Fringe hipsters.
I would like to know where the profits went from last nights event. $20K in ticket sales.