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Thursday, 21 October 2010

I saw this busker in Manchester City Centre ....

...and I still can't work out how he did this pose without falling over!
Any thoughts?!

12 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what a busker is, but is this a real man? Very cool!

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  2. Hmm. Something to do with the metal strip underneath him on that black cloth? Not sure, but it's very impressive!

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  3. Sharon I didn't realize that was just a UK expression! Yes he's a real man - a busker is just someone who performs in the street (sings, dances, mimes etc)

    Deb hmm good thinking, I'm still not sure that would support him though ...

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  4. Maybe you had one to many cocktails...or he did...lol Anyways...it looks fun.

    bunny

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  5. Ha ha see this is why I took the picture Bunny - so if I was accused of having too many cocktails I'd have photographic evidence! ;)

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  6. Maybe something to do with his hands? Not sure, but thanks for sharing this VERY cool photograph!

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  7. My hubby (who loves figuring stuff out)says that he has a metal bit bolted into the ground under the cloth which is supporting a plinth that goes up his leg and under his butt which is why his coat is long to hide the seat part ;)

    ♥ Love the hubby ♥


    Micki x

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  8. Thanks for explaining what a busker is. From the looks of things, I am wondering if he has a sort of chair/seat that fits under the tails. I can envision a small seat under the tails and stool legs which helps him balance and be able to stay in that same position for a long time. Very inventive. Thanks for sharing this.

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  9. Oooh, quite amazing! I'm going with the explanation of some sort of a seat that is hidden under his coat and pants leg. He may be sitting there quite comfortably rather than looking like he's defying physics!

    I love this! That's the trouble with living in a small town ~ we never see anything fun like this!

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  10. I just went back and looked again ~ he looks like he is in the middle of slipping on a banana peel HA!

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  11. Ah you're all ingenious - I knew you'd have good ideas!

    I can see how the metal seat thing would work in theory. He was moving around though, he didn't just stay in that one position; I'll have to look out for him again and see if that theory still works with his other moves!

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