Short – Busker HoF 78 – Contained Chaos

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This episode is proudly sponsored by BuskinCity – a platform for professional street performers to book their own tour in different parts of the world using a simple booking calendar. For more information please visit the BuskinCity website and huge thanks to Thorsten Andressen and Ulf Andersson and their team for sponsoring this episode!

Episode Notes:

  • Interview by: Magic Brian
  • Interviewee: JP McKendry
  • Original Recording Date: March 21, 2016
  • Date: Aired: May 15, 2017
  • Location: Recorded in JP’s Hotel Room in Dubai during the Dubai Marina Mall Street Performers Festival.
  • Notes about the Image: This image is a composite created by Magic Brian from images found on the internet.
  • Music:
    1. Intro: “Vino” Royalty Free Jingle available in Apple Computers’ GarageBand.
    2. Other Music: “Cascade” by Tim Sars as played by The Carnival Band
  • Mixed and edited by: Magic Brian and David Aiken for The Busker Hall of Fame

Comments: What do you do when your show is visited by a viking and a guy strung out on drugs? Both have the potential of stopping your show in it’s tracks unless you’ve got the confidence in your ability to roll with the unexpected and keep your audience laughing at everything that comes up.

Focusing on the energy in the circle and redirecting negative energy through humour is effective to a point, but sometimes a situation can escalate to the stage where it becomes a potential threat to not only the performer, but the audience as well. 

Magic Brian sat down with JP McKendry to relive the show at the Stockholm Street Performer’s Festival where JP dodged not one, but two bullets for himself, his volunteer and an audience that watched on in awe at the spectacle that unfolded before them. 

And thanks again to: BuskinCity for sponsoring this episode!

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