Saturday, August 8, 2009

Enjoying the Buskers

It was another gorgeous day here so we headed across the harbour to check out the Busker Festival. There are tons of street performers who come to the city each year to entertain the crowds.....and I mean crowds !! For most of the entertainers, this is their living as they travel the world performing.

Remember to click the photos to enlarge them for a better look :)

We haven't gone in a few years so it was a nice treat. There are some talented performers who really get the crowds excited, and involved in their routines. There are always lots of laughs, gasps and ooh-ahs.

These were the Pogo Boys who did some crazy stunts with a cement "stage" Thankfully the stunts went smoothly ! Apparently that wasn't the case last year and one of them landed face first...yikes.

Apparently this guy holds the world record for Pogo Rope Jumping at 7 feet !

The next duo was "Dream State Circus", a husband and wife team from Australia. They were funny, strong and very entertaining.

The wind off the water made their fire juggling even more challenging today.

This last guy , " The Bike Boy" also from Australia ,was juggling a chain saw while riding his bike. We didn't get to see the whole show unfortunately.
There are tons more shows that we hope to see later this week. It was a great way to spend an afternoon !

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