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Blogelation – Buskerfest 2006 – Day 1

I’m cheating. “Today” is “Tomorrow”. Cujo will know exactly what I mean. I had a back and forth email conversation with a friend the other day about how time gets away from us, and, you know, I wish I had a way to just pause things for the rest of you so I could get everything done when I want to. Ah, well….

BuskerFest 2006!!
It’s The Blogelation’s second event!

I didn’t get to see as many of the buskers as I would have liked. The card on my borrowed camera filled up waaaay too fast to suit me… I’ve fixed that for tomorrow, though… I’ve gone into hock (again) with the purchase of another card. Either, my friend will get an extra card as “rent” for the camera, or my replacement will be the same model. I think I’m going to go for the same model (sorry, pal).

This year’s coordinator, Donna Hopper, was difficult to find in the melee before the show started. I finally discovered her hiding out back of LopLops, “slack”ing off.

Slackhopper taking a breather…

Slackhopper taking a breather…


Craig West
, always cool as a cucumber, helped Slackhopper deal with all the what-ifs…

Craig West: What-If Dealer...

Craig West: What-If Dealer…

Let’s get the show on the road!

The crowd really seemed to be enjoying themselves. I wish I could have got a lot more crowd shots, but I really needed to save the room for the buskers themselves.

I want your hat, Marlene!

I want your hat, Marlene!

One way to keep track of your family…

One way to keep track of your family…

Pink Flutterby

Pink Flutterby

Camera-happy kids…

Camera-happy kids…

“Trulee Odd” was exactly that: Odd. Fire-eating, balancing acts, mini-motorcycling…. he was a real crowd pleaser.

Now this is gutsy.

Now this is gutsy.

Trulee needed a little help to get on his bike…

Trulee needed a little help to get on his bike…

And, as promised, he didn’t kill anybody. Today.

And, as promised, he didn’t kill anybody. Today.

Jeff Hill, a Toronto Magician, was the next act to take to the streets.

Jeff was playing with fire, too.

Jeff was playing with fire, too.

I love magicians.

I love magicians.

Jeff did a great “Houdini-ish” straight-jacket, bound-in-chains escape trick. He actually fell to the ground right at my feet, writhing around – it was so cool. It’s been a long time since I had a good looking guy bound in chains, rolling around mere feet from me… and that time, I wasn’t wishing for my camera… I was just hoping the cops didn’t bust down my door.

Media Alert!

Media Alert!

Carol Martin was there with her jealousy-inspiring way cool camera equipment… I love to run into Carol, because she never runs away from my camera…

That was it for me today, unfortunately, but if I ever manage to get down to tomorrow’s show, at least I have that extra card…

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