<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en <![CDATA[Seaport Village's amazing Spring Busker Festival]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=209&c=2&sid=f450e6e62dcbd27969253f806c0eb64c (SAN DIEGO) There's a lot of buzz about this year's Spring Busker Festival in San Diego, California. This year, the festival is celebrating it's 12th season featuring buskers from coast to coast.
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Recognized for their unusual acts, buskers and street performers will display their unicycles, pogo sticks, juggling, aerial ballet, dance, sword swallowing, jump ropes, contortion, stunts, comedy, fire breathing, and yet even more.

The exceptional event includes a special wet and wild “Buskers After Dark” performance Saturday evening featuring a DJ, food and beer specials, and busker acts best suited for those over 18.

Enjoy a day on the coast with those bloody buskers!
All busker festivals are free but cash tips are always appreciated.
Be sure to bring a few extra bills.


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<![CDATA[Bristol, Tenn starts Busk Stop Central]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=53&c=2&sid=f450e6e62dcbd27969253f806c0eb64c BRISTOL, Tenn. – The city has launched a program to encourage performers to display their talents at designated downtown spots billed as “busk stops.”
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Known as “Busk Stop Central,” the program will allow performers – including jug musicians, avant-garde mimes, tap-dancers, orange jugglers, rubber-band pluckers, bongo players, Flamenco guitarists, spoken-verse poets, Austin Powers imitators, Renaissance Fair re-enactors and other artists – to legally do their thing at specified downtown locations and receive donations from passers-by.

“Busk” refers to an old English term for street performers, known as “buskers.”

A performer must apply for a free city permit to perform at one of three designated areas, all on State Street. The busk stops are marked with medallions in the sidewalk.

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<![CDATA[Busker arrested over 500 times on his way to fame]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=189&c=2&sid=f450e6e62dcbd27969253f806c0eb64c (WWW) From his first card trick at age 6 through his tightrope walk between Manhatten's Twin Trade Towers, high-wire artist Philippe Petit takes you on an intimate journey as a death-defying magician.
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Petit has reportedly been arrested over 500 times. Surprisingly, a majority of those 500 arrests occurred while he was juggling on the street in Paris, according to the performer himself. Many of his larger stunts have been done within the confines of the law, however, including a tightrope walk over the Seine from the Palais de Chaillot to the Eiffel Tower.

His first documentary "Man on Wire" has recently been reprised with Hollywood's movie version "The Walk". In both, he is introduced to his love interest because of his dedication to wire walking. Petit still practices walking the wire for hours...

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<![CDATA[Coke, deodorant, Cadbury's, and Peter Murphy]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=62&c=2&sid=f450e6e62dcbd27969253f806c0eb64c There used to be a time when no self-respecting musician would ever bow to corporate pressure and allow their songs to be used to advertise products.

Those days are definitely over, and never more so with the news that Coca-Cola is looking at "incentivising" buskers on the London Underground to include its Holidays Are Coming jingle in their repertoire over the festive period.

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<![CDATA[2013 Summer street performance tour]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2369&b=116&c=2&sid=f450e6e62dcbd27969253f806c0eb64c 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.]]>