As the summer came to end this past weekend, I spent my time out at Woodbine Park in Toronto with 101+ buskers. As a photographer, I love to attend and be apart of these kind of events for so many reasons, the main reason being everyday is always exciting and different.
Some things that I loved about BuskerFest was;
1. Lots of fire. Lots.
The acts are amazing are their own, but a lot of the buskers seem to love to play with fire. I mean the Fire Guy, would just be a Guy, without the fire.
2. The Jokes. Lots of laughs. Lots of inappropriate ones too. - "But don't worry you're children won't understand them. And if they do, thats you're fault." - As Fire Guy would say.
No lie though, these buskers are hilarious and their improv skills are on "fleek."
3. I ended up being apart of a show - things got pretty, kinky - But hilarious, thanks to Seb Whipits. Couldn't have asked for a better photo up.
This weekend was full of fun exciting - interesting - weird - crazy - however you want to describe - performers. But not only do these people bring joy and excitement to peoples day, they also bring inspiration. They all come far and wide on this planet and all have unique talents, that mostly likely didn't just wake, realizing, that that were pros at what they do now. Lots of learning and practicing came first, and now they creating amazing acts, not to mention, some have set Guinness World Records. Victor Rubilar has 5 - no big deal, right? The moral of this story is, don't give up, nor let people tell you what you are doing is weird or worthless because you may end up with a record or metal for your efforts.
BIG shout out to Mackenzie for letting me come in for the weekend and be their official photographer for the event. T'was a blast in a glass.
Below are the list of the performers in the images (in order shown):
1. Silver Elvis
2. Matt Ricardo
3. Pancho Libre
5. Balloon Girl
6. Jenny Jupiter
7. Bella Magic
8. The Silver Starlets
9. Seb Whipits
11. Barada Street
12. Scott Jackson (Hip Hop Champions)
13. Fire Guy
14. Stilt Guys
15. Bex in Motion
16. Mark Correia
17. Heather and Vince with The Budapest Marionettes
18. Vince Rubilar - Might I mention People's Choice Winner of 2016!
For the full line up of this years performers, click BuskerFestTO.
And to any performers reading this, give me a shout if you'd like any digital copies of any of my images, got LOTS of shots of everyone!