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ChicagoMike
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Are you actively busking in Chicago? Where are you performing? I would love to see more street magicians here, but as far as I see, I'm the only one. I realize it's freezing at the moment, but I'm sure there's more of us when the warm weather comes back..., where are you?
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Dude:

You're probably the only one out there now. I'm definitely holding off until warmer climes. Being a weekend busker, I can afford that luxury.

Once it gets warm though, I'm all about it!
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There's another summer busker who works behind the counter at Magic Incorporated while it's cold outside. If you ever actually go to the shop he's there 90% of the time.

P.s.

Sturk has a killer act.
John Sturk
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No way, man. That guy from Magic Inc is way better.
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I think you are better, John. That is why I am coming to your lecture Saturday. If I do not come, it was because my paid show got in the way.
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Chicago? In the WINTER? WOW! Its hard enough when the weather is nice, what with the wind and all!

I like both Sturk and Ben. Nice guys.

--Maurice
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I kept busking straight thru winter once because it was so sunny and mild...The very next year, however, November didn't even reach freezing so I continued in Hawaii
Meet you in Busker Alley Smile
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If your busking in this weather in Chicago, your a magic machine!!!!
You'll wonder when I'm coming, you'll wonder even more when I'm gone. - Max Malini
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I can't see why others would want to stay and watch a magician outside in cold weather. Unless it is at an ice sculpture festival or winter event.
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I would busk in Chicago if I knew of any spots. Daley makes you pay a toll for just breathing. From what I know any spots like Millenium park or Navy pier are off limits. Am I wrong?
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It's illegal at Navy pier, Water Tower Place, Millenium park, and Daley plaza... .
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How cold is cold
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Chicago ranks somewhere between New England and the last circle of Hades where the bodies of traitors lie embedded in a vast frozen lake.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On 2009-03-02 05:54, ed rhodes wrote:
Chicago ranks somewhere between New England and the last circle of Hades where the bodies of traitors lie embedded in a vast frozen lake.


Thanks
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John Sturk, I really enjoyed your lecture. Now I know what I needed to know. Thanks man.
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I have worked Navy Pier, Water Tower, and Millenium Park when I go thru Chicago. Made good hats until the cops came up to me and informed me that I was doing a naughty thing. I just did the "OH? Sorry I am just a travelling busker and had no idea" routine and told me to consider myself sternly warned and next time it will cost me. I do that about once a year, can make a quick hat before I get told to stop. As in anothr thread it is always better to beg forgiveness than ask permission. The cops really don't want to waste their time with the paperwork so you'll get warned unless you mouth off to them.

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Maurice James
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The temperature in Chicago is one thing. It is the wind and the wind chill factor that really make it tough.
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On 2009-03-03 15:48, Paddy wrote:
I have worked Navy Pier, Water Tower, and Millenium Park when I go thru Chicago. Made good hats until the cops came up to me and informed me that I was doing a naughty thing. I just did the "OH? Sorry I am just a travelling busker and had no idea" routine and told me to consider myself sternly warned and next time it will cost me. I do that about once a year, can make a quick hat before I get told to stop. As in anothr thread it is always better to beg forgiveness than ask permission. The cops really don't want to waste their time with the paperwork so you'll get warned unless you mouth off to them.

Peter


You think some day there's a chance you're going to run into the same cop twice and he's going to say: "Hey! We told you to move on last time!" ?
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Not a chance. The only time I work Chicago is when I am passing thru it. I live in Cincinnati. As a local this might not work, but as a "tourist" you're pretty safe.
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Hey everyone with the weather finally warming up in Chicago, let's talk more about good (and legal!) busking spots in Chicago...
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