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Buskers / Street Performers

Postby Snapshot » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:19 am

Does anyone have any good pics of the many buskers and performers, etc, that are frequently seen in Buchannan Street, etc.

The first to post a band playing peruvian pan pipe music gets, err, a free lolly.

Here's a shot to start us off, from Saturday. Crazy Firebreathing Guy:

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Postby onyirtodd » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:26 am

The DWP might be interested in some of the photos too :wink:
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Postby scallopboy » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:39 am

I remember as a peerie bairn there used to be an old bloke that played 2 penny whistles at the same time in Glasgow. I can remember queuing round the block for ages to get into see Star Wars at the Odeon when it first came out (I'm old :cry: ) and he spent the whole time wondering along the queue playing tunes to keep us all slightly less miserable in the pouring rain.

No photos of him alas, but maybe somebody else does?
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Re: Buskers

Postby Pripyat » Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:16 am

scallopboy wrote:I remember as a peerie bairn there used to be an old bloke that played 2 penny whistles at the same time in Glasgow. I can remember queuing round the block for ages to get into see Star Wars at the Odeon when it first came out (I'm old :cry: ) and he spent the whole time wondering along the queue playing tunes to keep us all slightly less miserable in the pouring rain.

No photos of him alas, but maybe somebody else does?


I remember the chap, I was in the queue that night too.
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Re: Buskers

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:59 pm

Pripyat wrote:
scallopboy wrote:I remember as a peerie bairn there used to be an old bloke that played 2 penny whistles at the same time in Glasgow. I can remember queuing round the block for ages to get into see Star Wars at the Odeon when it first came out (I'm old :cry: ) and he spent the whole time wondering along the queue playing tunes to keep us all slightly less miserable in the pouring rain.

No photos of him alas, but maybe somebody else does?


I remember the chap, I was in the queue that night too.


I think he lived in Garthamlock.
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Postby job78989 » Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:27 pm

Slightly off topic, I remember some time in the mid 60's my big brother had a house in Ibrox and one sunday there was a backcourt concert, cant remember who what etc. just that they were playin music in the back.

I think I remember reading about this somewhere, anyone else remember this sort of thing.

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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:14 pm

job78989 wrote:Slightly off topic, I remember some time in the mid 60's my big brother had a house in Ibrox and one sunday there was a backcourt concert, cant remember who what etc. just that they were playin music in the back.

I think I remember reading about this somewhere, anyone else remember this sort of thing.

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Postby Schiehallion » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:15 pm

This is what you call entertainment in the Glasgow streets of 1895, the dancing bear.

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Postby Simba » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:30 pm

Is that Queen Street?
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Postby Snapshot » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:48 pm

Its amazin' what used to pass for entertainment ...

... nowadays we want a dancing bear screensaver.

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Postby hazy » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:56 pm

Simba wrote:Is that Queen Street?


looks more like Charing cross
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Postby AlanM » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:08 pm

Found a pic of these guys from the early 90's

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Postby AlanM » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:11 pm

....and just a wee bit along the road we had this guy showing us what he could do..

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Postby AlanM » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:13 pm

And we also have a Chaplin impersonator

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Postby Snapshot » Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:54 pm

Fantastic! This is kinda interesting - there's so much street performance going on just now, it really seems to have exploded in the last 12 months or so....


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