street performance world championship

Dublin Travel Blog

 › entry 34 of 37 › view all entries
space cowboy
the street performance world championship took place on the 5th and 6th of august in dublin. while a lot of the acts were good, none of them compared to the "space cowboy" from australia. he is a pretty good performer and really interacted with the crowd much better than anyone else at the event. he is a sword swallower which was awesome to watch and his finale was juggling a sickle, torch, and machette while riding a 3m unicycle blindfolded. i actually saw his show two or three times in all - as i didnt have a very good spot the first time, i got there a little late.

i also saw dan menendez "the piano juggler" who plays a piano on the ground by juggling several balls and bouncing them off the keys. i dont know how he does that. i also saw an act called "dreamstate circus" which was all about acrobalance.
sword swallowing
for their finale the girl balanced ontop of the guys head.

one of the acts i missed was pedro tochas.. im not even quite sure what he does. but a girl i met at the hostel, anna, had seen him the day before and lost her ring. she thought it may have slipped off her hand when she went to put money into his hat after the show. i told her i'd try to get it back for her, and she said if i did, she would cook me dinner while we were in galway in the coming days.

i asked pedro about the ring, and sure enough he knew exactly what i was talking about. he found it in his hat and had it back at his hotel room. i got in touch with the event organizer and exchanged contact information.  anna got her ring back shortly thereafter, so i had lots of great dinners for the rest of my stay in ireland.
jsuuronen says:
this was the first year they held it, but its already been announced for 2007 in dublin again.
Posted on: Sep 17, 2006
Amanda says:
I never even knew this event took place! That's totally cool! I always love a really good street act, the best I ever saw was in London, although I saw a cool one in New York last Christmas. Does this happen every year?
Posted on: Sep 16, 2006
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
space cowboy
space cowboy
sword swallowing
sword swallowing
3m unicycle blindfold juggling
3m unicycle blindfold juggling
dan menendez the piano juggler
dan menendez "the piano juggler"
dj garda with dreamstate circus
dj garda with dreamstate circus
dreamstate circus finale
dreamstate circus finale
space cowboy at the street perfor…
space cowboy at the street perfor…
Dublin
photo by: fransglobal