Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mixed Acts

I have a mix of buskers today. Here's another take on the Popeye and Olive duo I showed you some days ago, having had wrangled a couple of not so willing volunteers to join them in the act.


This fellow is billed as Pyromancer, whose act of course involved playing with fire in multiple ways.


El Gleno Grande is a veteran busker who combines circus goofiness and clowning with dry wit. He was dashing about on his noble "steed".


There was a chalkboard artist, different than the one from last year. I spoke with him early in the festival (and didn't catch his name), but liked the two works of art he had been working on.


Here's another look at the Bang Bang Boys, whose act I showed you some days ago.


Today I'm finishing with a couple of more shots from one of the members of  Spring Action Trampoline.

35 comments:

  1. You certainly got your fill of entertainment at this festival! :)

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  2. You have a lot of experiences and entertainment there.

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  3. The event sure brings out the people. How on earth do you remember their names?

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. ... the names of the people in the acts, that is.

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. I remain amazed at the depth of talent present for this affair! That artist does gorgeous work. It looks like the kiddos were entranced by all the goings-on!

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  6. Lots of entertainment keep the people coming and good weather adds its touch too. Great events for the summertime.

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  7. Fabulous, William. Full of life - and talent!

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  8. @Halcyon: I did.

    @Marianne: indeed.

    @Janis: there is a brochure out each year. Most names were there.

    @Lowell: it was such fun to attend.

    @Bill: quite so.

    @Mike: precisely.

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  9. I love the chalkboard art! I remember seeing one about 27 years ago in Boston.

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  10. Looks like a big event, William !
    I like esp the two works of the chalkboard artist.

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  11. Nice catch on the trampoline where you aught the girl in the air. These festivals are well worth attending.

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  12. Those chalk artists are amazing. I love seeing them at work.

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  13. @Norma: it's delightful to see.

    @Karl: it is a well attended event.

    @Whisk: definitely.

    @Red: yes, it was good timing with the camera.

    @Sharon: so do I.

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  14. Lots to watch there! The chalkboard pieces are wonderful as well.

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  15. Looks like you didn't miss a beat, William! Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  16. Act involving fire always makes me nervous, even if the performer is very skilled! i love those chalkboard art works. They look beautiful!

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  17. What a wonderful day filled with so much entertainment! Have a happy day!

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  18. My goodness there is a LOT of stuff going on there. How neat and thanks for sharing with us.
    MB

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  19. It certainly looks well attended.

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  20. wonder how long the chalkboard art does last? very cool. some one is way talented!! ( :

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  21. Amazing what some people can do with chalk.

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  22. Such talent in the chalkboard drawings!

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  23. @Marleen: chalk art ends up being very different from busking acts, but it's good to see it unfold.

    @Linda: you're welcome.

    @Tamago: I imagine buskers who work with fire do have their own scars and burns from occasional missteps.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @MB: and there was still one or two acts that I didn't manage to take in over these few days.

    @RedPat: it was.

    @Beth: I think the artist washed away his work on one case, and the other was on a surface that he could take with him.

    @Stefan: it really is.

    @Janey: oh yes.

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  24. What a fun event! The sidewalk artist is very talented. Oh and in answer to your comment on my blog post today, yes, boiled peanuts is a thing. Mostly southern US, but very tasty!

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  25. wow, the chalk work is impressive!

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  26. These buskers look very entertaining and the artwork is exceptional.

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  27. That is quite a festival. The chalk artist was good.

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  28. @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Lois: ah, that explains it.

    @Tex: I thought so myself.

    @Denise: thank you, I agree.

    @Mari: he had real talent at it.

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  29. The chalk work on the sidewalk never fails to amaze me. The quality is astonishing.

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  30. This looks like a really fun event. You guys enjoy the fine weather better than anyone.

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  31. That chalk artist is amazing! Busker Festivals are fun. They used to have them in Fredericton years ago so I haven't been to one since.

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  32. Wonderful acrobat and very lovely street paintings.

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  33. The chalk art is amazing. I'm so glad you captured them in photos. So sad that they'll be washed away. (If we ever get serious rain!) Did you get some yesterday? My kids are canoe camping in Algonquin Park, on a lake, off another lake, with a portage and a 6 and 8 yr. old. They're troopers! And there was a storm yesterday. sigh. what, me worry?!

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