Yesterday Alan and I had the awesome opportunity to get a preview of this year’s Buskerfest downtown at The St. Lawrence Market!
Buskerfest, as you can tell by the name, is a festival where buskers from all over the world come to show off what they can do! Buskerball is a charity event in support of epilepsy (which I find weird as I don’t support epilepsy, I’m donating to get rid of epilepsy) and it lets ticket holders see some of the best acts before everyone else gets to see them, eat and drink some great food and participate in both a silent and live auction.
Alan and I got to dress up, drink free wine and be charitable! FUN!!!
We got to see women who can fit into a small box with a basketball (this was my third time watching her, she’s Australian and oh-so-charming!):
We saw a guy swallow himself up in a giant balloon:
This guy was ridiculous and made me want to go home and work out for three hours! This picture is NOT in mid twirl or anything, he held himself in that position for an absurd amount of time! He flung himself around that pole like a hardcore stripper!
These guys were awesome! A comedic acrobatic troupe dressed up like the guys in Hot Rod and even used pogo sticks!
The last act of the evening was outside for the fire eaters! AWESOME!
Alan and I had a ball (heh, pun intended). I love buskers!!! There are some amazing acts this year and I encourage everyone to head down to The St. Lawrence Market this weekend to see these incredible acts and more!
Tonight was Indian night! Dinner (courtesy again of Chef Jeff ) was Palak Paneer! I accidentally forgot to add the spices when called to (at the beginning, like most Indian dishes) and added them at the end so I think it might be even more flavourful if you do it properly but this was a pretty decent dish (and got two thumbs up from Alan as well). Super simple to make and not incredibly spicy so it’s a nice dish to ease the family into Indian! I paired it with mushroom bhaji and some brown rice! I am going to bed a happy camper!
Have you been to a busker festival before?!