What in the world is Buskerfest?
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What in the world is Buskerfest?

What is Buskerfest? It’s the name of a traveling festivals of buskers which are street performers. Buskers in the festivals visit a series of host cities each summer. Host cities often shut down one of more blocks of a prominent downtown street for the festival. By definition, a busker is a person who performs music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations. While you don’t have to pay these entertainers, the entertainment they provide is worth more than the few dollars or scents that someone would normally throw their way if they were just on the street. Fantastic Patrick What’s a street festival without a unicycle? Traveling all the way for Los Angeles, Fantastic Patrick showed a large crowd what it’s like to be great at his talent! If it wasn’t for the help from his trusty Fort Wayne assistants, Greg, John, and Craig, Patrick wouldn’t have made it onto the unicycle. From comedy to magic even to juggling a battle ax while on fire, Patrick amused the crowd off all ages! From what it seems, Patrick loves visiting Fort Wayne because who wouldn’t love this amazing city! What was your dream job growing up? My dream job growing up was a lot of different things at different times. I remember wanting to just travel on a motorcycle across the USA like my Uncle. I think I wanted to be a priest at one point then finally settled on just being an actor haha. Where is your next show? My next show is at Comic Con in San Diego! super excited about this one. It’s my first time working that convention and should be very interesting to say the least. What’s the best city to Busk in? The best city to busk in in the USA is a toss up between Boulder, CO and Boston, MA. Both have there advantages and disadvantages. Do you plan on coming back next year? I really hope I can come beak next year. I have to say Fort Wayne has some of the best crowds I have ever worked for. I am not just saying that either you guys are super nice and are just down to play along. Who is your biggest idol? My biggest idol is Trey, the front man of the band Phish. Reason being is they created a devoted fan base without going into the main stream and remain very true to their art. Always elevating the crowd to new levels. very cool stuff indeed! If you could busk with one celebrity who would it be and why? I would busk with Steve Martin...

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