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Monday, April 27, 2009

Freo Buskers

Today was the unofficial public holiday for Anzac Day here in Perth, Western Australia. Many of the shops were still open. We decided to take a drive down to Fremantle, also known to locals as Freo, to look at the markets. One of my favourite things about Fremantle just has to be the wonderful street performers, or buskers as we call them, who gather crowds on such days. There were plenty of talented entertainers today. We stopped to watch one guy who held us captive with what may have been simple tricks, but he had a knack for smooth banter going all the while performing his act. I applauded and whooped with the rest of the crowd. I also threw money into his hat as he held it out at the end of the show. He'd done a great job.

Have you ever busked? Would you ever do such a thing? If so, what would you perform? Write about busking in your journal. What talent would you use if you had to obtain money in this way? How would doing so make you feel? Are only special people able to busk, or do you think anyone could do so? Create a visual page in your journal about busking. You might like to search for some in your local area and photograph them. I was only sad I forgot to bring my camera.

I hope you enjoy this journal writing prompt. Please leave any comments in the section below.

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  1. What a fun post. I learned some new words today (not being an Aussie). It's a place I have always wanted to visit. Maybe someday ...

    I think I'll journal about that!

  2. Hi Eileen,
    Thanks. It was a fun day. I hope y ouw rite an interesting journal session. ;-)