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  1. 2012/02/09
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    I think that was a brilliant move on his part :) I’m often fascinated by street performers. The most interesting show I’ve seen was in Buenos Aires.

    • 2012/02/09
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      I am a sucker for the street performers and artists.
      So if we ever meet in ‘real’ life, dance a jig or sing for me – I’ll happily donate to the Church of You!
      **grin, laugh**

  2. 2011/10/02
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    Great story. I loved how he grabbed her. Street performers are always so entertaining. We used to have a lot of fun with them on the streets of London stumbling home after a night in the pubs

    • 2011/10/02
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      Hey Caz, first trip to London (way back in mid 90s) they were ubiquitous but almost non-existent this year.
      Ordinance changes, time of year… do you know what gives? I really missed seeing them en-mass.

  3. I’m a sucker for street performers too. I think it’s money well-spent — and better than just handing it to a beggar. Although I’m guilty of that from time-to-time too. :)

    • 2011/09/24
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      So glad to hear I’m not alone in this near-addiction *laugh*

  4. 2011/09/20
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    Good costume on the top photo, although I have to admit I hate the “silver” and “gold” guys in the various cities across the world. I know most of these places are very touristy, but for me, it takes away a little bit of the charm.

    • 2011/09/20
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      Don, who are the silver/gold guy? Where do I find them? Seriously, what are you talking about?

      • 2011/09/25
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        You’ve never seen them? I had a buddy in Honolulu who did it. They completely paint their body & clothes in semi-dangerous metallic paint and do the statue or robot routine. Kids and middle aged Asian men pay for photos with them.

        But street performers make some crazy money! I knew a talented belly dancer/hoola hoop girl who regularly made many hundreds of dollars a night…

        • 2011/09/25
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          Too funny. We have people here who just walk around parks/festivals painted in the metallic paint – for free, of course they don’t do the robot though.

  5. 2011/09/19
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    Yeah, I would not even come close to that first guy. A similar “being” is always performing along the waterfront at the San Francisco marina and I avoid (s)/he at all cost. You end up being part of the show and I don’t like being the center of attention. Street performers are so captivating and I enjoy them more than actually going to a show. They’re like the soul of the city. I miss Barcelona with every post.

    • 2011/09/19
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      Sherry, I’m good with the center – so long as I haven’t had an “accident” – which that artist moving after having been still sooo long would have caused!
      Sad to hear you miss Barca so much but happy that I can bring memories or laughter and color to you through the posts. Thnx.

  6. Yikes! That first guy is scary. I don’t like it when street performers pretend to be a statue because I have had them jump out at me and scare the crap out of me! I think I would have had a heart attack if this guy did that.

    • 2011/09/19
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      Yeah Christy I hear you. I’d have probably peed right there, in front of the crowd. I have to say the young woman he got was a good sport.

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