1rst annual Lawrence Busker Festival

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August 23rd 2008
Published: September 9th 2008
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Zydeco TougeauZydeco TougeauZydeco Tougeau

...opens busker festival at 8th & Mass St.
Sometimes your that bat...& sometimes your the ball, as my friend Pewamo likes to say.

This weekend I get to participate in the first annual Lawrence Busker Festival. Along with my band, Zydeco Tougeau, we did not have to travel a long ways to participate, but it was fun & Educational.

The thing I really like about performing on the street is the close contact with the "audience", who often become part, or the main attraction, of the show. This is really true of little kids...
When we can get one or more cute little kids dancing on the sidewalk, they become the "main attraction" & we become the accompanyment,,,,, which is fine with me.

Also, it's fun to get people who are on their way somewhere else, to stop, & listen & sometime dance, or smile or laugh.

We like to play every Friday evening, weather permitting, but this weekend we got to be part of a much larger event. Here's some photos & story....

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Zydeco Tougeau playing by the stupaZydeco Tougeau playing by the stupa
Zydeco Tougeau playing by the stupa

This was a few weeks before the "Festival" but I like the picture, with Seaonna in the foreground

in front of the Lawrence Arts Center
workshop at Lawrence Arts Centerworkshop at Lawrence Arts Center
workshop at Lawrence Arts Center

This was a mime workshop. I did one befroe this for this group. We all sang "Rusty the truck driving dog"
Vigil to bring the troops home from IraqVigil to bring the troops home from Iraq
Vigil to bring the troops home from Iraq

I took a walk after the workshop & took part in the vigil. These beautiful folks have been here Every Saturday at noon since W's illegal invasion.

The vigil was not a part of the festival, but I was glad to participate in it too
Jazzbo playing conch shellJazzbo playing conch shell
Jazzbo playing conch shell

I loved Jazzbo... he plays good jazz on the conch shell
Lee McBeeLee McBee
Lee McBee

my friend and "harmonica hero" played at the festival.
"fire Juggler""fire Juggler"
"fire Juggler"

I did not really care for this kind of stuff...I consider it disrespectful to the fire. There was quite a bit of it goin on at the festival.
eating in the prefromers breakroomeating in the prefromers breakroom
eating in the prefromers breakroom

at the lawrence arts center

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