A comedian has shared her hilarious experience of her time at the Edinburgh Fringe following ‘Journey From Hell’ to her shows at the festival.
Ayamé Ponder traveled to the capital last Wednesday for her comedy show Knock Knock on a crowded train with “everyone and their mother”.
The 25-year-old arrived nervously in Edinburgh and was on her way to go shopping when she was left surprised by a well-known local.
Footage shows Ayamé, from Brentford, west London, walking past the Hilton Hotel in Edinburgh while she is heard narrating the video.
She says: “I went to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival and it was a journey from hell.”
The camera then pans to Ayamé, who looks unhappy sitting in a small row of seats in her train car.
The video shows the rest of the car, with rows of suitcases filling the luggage rack above.
You can also see groups of people making their way to the wagon to fill the last vacant seats.
Ayamé says: “Everyone and their mother were on this train and everyone had 10 suitcases with them.”
Then she adds: “I wanted to cry”.
The clip then shows a view of Waverley railway station as the train safely reaches its final destination, while Ayamé says, “If you’re wondering why I’m there…”
She points to the station: “That’s because I do knock knock. It’s a show – a show sponsored by TikTok. standup comedy. Who would have thought?”
The video then shows Ayamé angrily standing in front of a winding staircase to her Airbnb.
She grimaces as she explains, “I had to climb the stairs with my 12-ton bag.”
To lighten the mood, she then shows a small bouquet waiting for her at the apartment and says, “My management sent me flowers, how cute.”
She blushes as she reads the card.
The card reads: “Happy birthday to you, Ayamé. This is the beginning of a big, big success. you will kill it Show them who you are. Love from your vamp family xx”.
Ayamé then continues: “Nice Airbnb, but no hangers.”
The camera pans across a floral-patterned rug to reveal an empty closet as Ayamé holds out her palm in frustration and says, “So when it came time to unpack, I had trouble there.”
Ayamé is then seen strolling the streets of Stockbridge and says, “So I went for a walk to get some hangers.”
The footage then hilariously shows one of sculptor Antony Gormley’s bronze statues in the Water of Leith – part of Gormley’s 6 TIMES series well known to Edinburgh residents.
Six of the statues are scattered in the Water of Leith to measure the depth of the river at each seasonal change.
The camera zooms in while Ayamé looks confused at the oddity.
She concludes the video jokingly, “I saw this guy on stream so I went home.”
Ayamé took to social media on Wednesday to share her experiences from her trip to the Scottish capital.
The video received over 8,800 likes and dozens of comments from fans who amazed Ayamé’s vlog.
One person wrote: “Strange things happen when the Fringe is on. Welcome to Scotland.”
Another said: “This guy on the stream in Stockbridge is a real shock.”
A third commented: “OMG people with about 3 huge suitcases on the train insisting on getting off first. What’s in it anyway? Why do you need all this?”
A fourth added: “OMG I was walking along the river and saw the same statue and it absolutely terrified me.”
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