<![CDATA[Busker Central Odds and ends Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=popular_blogs&feed=ATOM&limit=5&c=8&sid=03ca571f9fbcd4297c9b9fd8523c311c 2017-12-11T12:24:37-05:00 <![CDATA[2013 Summer street performance tour]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2369&b=116&c=8&sid=03ca571f9fbcd4297c9b9fd8523c311c 2012-02-15T09:05:28-05:00 2012-02-15T09:05:28-05:00 I'd like to know if anyone else is interested in tagging along or maybe would like me to come through their town. Discovery passes are aroung $560 before tax and are good for 2 months. i feel this is an interesting way to tour, see the country, meet people, and have a good time. Be aware that you can only bring two bags without having to pay an extra fee and your instrument case will count as a bag.]]> <![CDATA[Busker inflates balloon with eyes]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=23&c=8&sid=03ca571f9fbcd4297c9b9fd8523c311c 2008-11-30T03:18:09-05:00 2008-11-30T03:18:09-05:00 A man attracted scores of curious onlookers when he performed the highly unusual stunt of inflating balloons with his eyes during a special show in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, last Thursday.
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Pin Zui (stage name) wore a pair of glasses with a plastic pipeline linked to the balloon and drew wild applause from the crowd after fully inflating it.

Pin, a member of China television Guinness art troupe, performs his stunt in public in many cities around the country.

He is said to be the first person able to use his eyes to blow up balloons on the mainland.

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<![CDATA[Calling their bluff]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=18&c=8&sid=03ca571f9fbcd4297c9b9fd8523c311c 2008-11-16T21:43:04-05:00 2008-11-16T21:43:04-05:00 I remember I was busking on a popular outdoor mall at a commonly used pitch. As a muse, I played and sang between an outdoor cafe and restaurant. Buskers had used the stage for several years. I usually got a coffee at the cafe while on breaks and was familiar with the staff.

One day, a new staff member came outside and asked me to move down the way. When I asked the blond middle-aged woman why, she simply said she didn't appreciate me singing outside on a beautiful day while she slaved away inside. I told her it was my choice in life to busk rather than being a server and I really couldn't help her. She again requested me to move on and left with the satisfaction of having told me 'what for'. I ignored her request and continued performing.

As a mature busker, I had seen the like before. They have a problem with someone busking because they can't do it. After several other altercations, I had...

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<![CDATA[Top 10 most popular streets in the world]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=93&c=8&sid=03ca571f9fbcd4297c9b9fd8523c311c 2010-11-01T01:18:30-04:00 2010-11-01T01:18:30-04:00 (TOURISM) Museums, theaters, galleries – The world’s cities are full of attractions they promote to lure visitors.
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However, even streets can become important landmarks attracting tourists from afar. The very least we can do is try to busk them all.

Below is a list compiled by Tourism-Review.com on their top 10 most popular streets in the whole wide world.

Champs Elysées - Paris
La Rambla - Barcelona
Fifth Avenue - New York
Appian Way - Rome
Magnificent Mile - Chicago
Gran Vía - Madrid
Wall Street - New York
Lombard Street - San Francisco
Zeil - Frankfurt
Váci Utca - Budapest


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<![CDATA[Denver debuts painted pianos]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=83&c=8&sid=03ca571f9fbcd4297c9b9fd8523c311c 2010-07-10T02:36:25-04:00 2010-07-10T02:36:25-04:00 (DENVER) The 16th Street Mall is full of sounds these days with the help of several painted pianos up and down the way.
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The pianos are found in the middle of the street with buskers and street performers along the sidewalks. The painted pianos were donated from Craig's List and part of the program "Your Keys to the City" creating unique "useable art" for citizens to enjoy.

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