Monday, August 22, 2016

The Starlets

The Silver Starlets are a pair of buskers who were here as well last year, as some of you might remember. They're acrobats who specialize in an aerial show employing swings and long fabric. I caught them getting their act underway here.

27 comments:

  1. I like the name "Silver Starlets".

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  2. i really think it is cool they just block the streets and have this get together, way cool!! ( ;

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  3. they draw quite a crowd! what strength and balance this takes!

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  4. The skill of these acrobats must have been fascinating to watch.

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  5. Wow these street actors are pretty good---well excellent. I scrolled through all the posts I missed. Good work.
    MB

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  6. @Linda: it's a good name.

    @Marleen: they did, yes.

    @Tex: yes!

    @Beth: it works quite well, all told.

    @Tanya: it's a lot of practice.

    @Gemma: it was, yes.

    @MB: thank you!

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  7. I can imagine this was an impressive show. Do they work with a net? I hope!

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  8. I've seen that fabric swinging done here as a sort of acrobatic ballet.

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  9. Those aerobatic performers are fascinating.

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  10. Their routine seems to have lots of variety which makes for a crowd pleaser.

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  11. Great talent and a great name! Their act and performance are brilliant.

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  12. That pavement is so hard to be working on! I hope thy had some pads or nets when up on the fabric.

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  13. @Norma: it suits them.

    @Lowell: no net!

    @Sharon: it's fascinating to watch.

    @Linda: they are indeed.

    @Red: it does draw a crowd.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @RedPat: none that I saw, though that might have changed as the act goes along.

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  14. It's fascinating that they can do that right there in the middle of the street!

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  15. They have to have total confidence in each other to do that on cement.

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  16. Brave folks! Hope they didn't end up with road burn.

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  17. Um. No. Thank you, but no. LOL

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  18. I think I remember them from last year.
    The first thing I noticed in your photos is the pavement they're working on. Even the ball that yesterday's act balanced on is higher than I'd want to climb on over asphalt.

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  19. They have to have the skill and strength to do all that acts. Must have been exciting to watch them perform.

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  20. @Lois: yes it is.

    @Mari: they must.

    @Pat: me too!

    @Cloudia: it takes a whole lot of practice!

    @Kay: you wouldn't want to fall!

    @Denise: obviously not.

    @Nancy: it was a treat.

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