All photos and text by Alexandra Moore
My day at the Buskers Festival was filled with loud music, amazing food, and great entertainment. I saw several of the numerous acts which performed on Saturday, including Ernest the Magnifico, B-radical Balloons, Mr. Toons, The Sneakers, and Masaji Terasawa.
(me already bent out of shape, in the fun house mirrors)
I arrived at the Festival at around 11 in the morning, and Ernest the Magnifico was mid-act on Loyalist Plaza. He engaged the audience as much as possible, making them all raise their hands and even hand him his pogo stick.
After I watched Ernest’s act, I visited Alison Gayton throwing pots on her wheel. (Salon's editor Mike Landry and his partner, Jacqueline Collomb is among those looking on)
Nearby was Dragonfly Designs Henna creating a beautiful henna pattern on a willing woman.
This is the husband and wife musical/dance group, featuring bellydancer, Nawal and Cliff Doucette, performing with the rest of their band. Nawal was so talented, and looked absolutely stunning! I also guessed they were a couple before making sure, they had the same cheetah print tattoo.
While eating lunch at Grannan’s Seafood restaurant, I noticed a crowd around a small booth. I went in for a closer look, and discovered an interesting craft. The Waxmen were making wax figures of hands, and then decorating them with neat colors. I wanted to get one of mine done, but I'd given the rest of my money away to Ernest!
At the end of the boardwalk there was the Tsunami Splash Waterslide. I went in for close shots, getting soaked by the kids landing in the water. Great fun! I wish I was that age again, I would've loved to slip into my bathing suit and go down the slide without being stared at!
Masaji Terasawa (The Candyman) arrived with his booth just as I was finishing my meal. I went over to investigate and found him dancing around inside a crowd of people, blowing what looked like glass in his palm. I later found out that it was candy!
When I first arrived at the Festival we ran into the Java Moose mascot, and we got a coupon sticker for a discount! After the day was over I walked over to Java Moose for a snack and purchased a delicious iced hot chocolate, using my discount.
On Tuesday I will be visiting a new clothing store called 'Heartbreak Boutique'. Follow me on Twitter to catch that blog and others coming up this summer! Thanks so much for reading! My twitter: @USJFifteen