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I do a lot of street magic here in the summer and fall, but I wouldn't try it in our Canadian winters. It's too cold! Nobody would stop to watch!!
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Just done a nine day run at the Marine Museum in Swansea Wales,,,,cold!!! The gas in the bottles froze up, the diesel in the transport froze up,the cups were sticking to the fingers,balloons were bursting after a single twist,people would not wait around long enough for the standard show so 8-10 minets at most was in order, hats were low and even the sheep started to look good.

Got booked for next year,,,,but under heated tented conditions.

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Wow Kondini..that's hard core
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The title to this thread sounds like an old hymn.

"Busking in the cold,
Busking in the cold,
We freeze our **** off
Busking in the cold."
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I could have actually gone busking today! It's going to be 64 degrees, breaking a record set in 1912!

Two points: I bring my kid to the library on Saturdays, and I have to go to work this afternoon. *sigh*

BUT!

I made a resolution to work harder on my magic this year, and hopefully come spring (April/May), I'll be up on Thayer Street or at the WaterFires doing something!

Wish me luck and resolve!
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On 2006-11-29 11:18, BAH1313 wrote:
Do your best to keep your Hands warm.


How do your hands get cold in plus 10 degrees Celsius? Sheesh. I must be from Canada or something. Smile
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Hi Dak,

I also live in the UK, and am soon to start busking. I am putting together a short 10 min show for a small crowd. How do you go about finding work at fairs, etc. - i.e. where do you find out about them, who do you contact, and how do you pitch yourself to them? I understand I am getting ahead of myself here, but I was hoping to have my act polished up for the summer season. Also, what general tips do you have for a first-time busker with a short close-up type act?

Big thanks,
Chris
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Hi magicalaurie,
Just out of interest, are you a street performer?
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Have PMed you, Chris.

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On 2007-01-11 11:08, Mario Morris wrote:
Hi magicalaurie,
Just out of interest, are you a street performer?
Mario

I've done some street performing in the past, and 10 degrees ain't that cold. We were at 5 degrees a couple of days ago here, and you could see a lot of people out without a coat and a few in short sleeves. It's part of Canadian pride.
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In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina ... 10 degrees is a state of emergency.

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Mario,

Thanks for your question. I'm a street performer on occasion.

The temps have been around plus 10 Celsius here the last few weeks - global warming, indeed. It's been too warm out for a sweater, even. As JeffMac said, t-shirts. Smile
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On 2007-01-11 11:08, Mario Morris wrote:
Hi magicalaurie,
Just out of interest, are you a street performer?
Mario

I've done some street performing in the past, and 10 degrees ain't that cold. We were at 5 degrees a couple of days ago here, and you could see a lot of people out without a coat and a few in short sleeves. It's part of Canadian pride.


I remember the star of the television series "Forever Knight" talking about having the film freeze in the cameras, it got so cold! I don't care what kind of pride you have...10 degrees is COLD!

I have thin blood. Anything below 27, and I get back under the covers!
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This was taken last year. Smile

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Cool, it is a rare thing to see a female street performer, which leaves a huge gap in the market. Can you say what you do, other than juggle snow and have hands that are cold as ice?

Talking about the bloody weather, I have not been able to work in Scotland now for three days. We have been battered with heavy rain and winds. When I have been doing my show, I have been stripping down to my lycra underwear for the escape. So, I suppose it can't be that cold in sunny Scotland.
Mario

PS: It has warmed up a bit, 34° F / 1° C just now.
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Well, Mario, I'm fairly new to this style of performing, but I like ropes, coins, and juggling. Working on increasing my repertoire. Smile
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How do you finish your show?
Mario
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With a "Thank you." Smile
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Mandrake, the 10 degrees they are talking about is 10 C, which is about 50 F. So, it is not that cold.
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Mario: I did my escape show at -5 C here in Sweden some weeks ago. *** it was cold. During the escape, you live, but reality catches on after the hat. Same for you?

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