History of the Waterloo Busker Carnival: 2000 - Year 12

Despite Y2K in the year 200, life continued on without computer chaos and from August 24th to 27th, the Waterloo Busker Carnival once more hit the streets in UpTown Waterloo. The wildly popular Festival of Fools opened the festivities the night before at the Canadian Glass and Clay Gallery with a preview of days ahead. Thursday at 5:30pm, a free BBQ by long time media sponsor, CHYM-FM got things rolling just prior to Opening Ceremonies at 6:30pm. Kidz Day with interactive storytelling, exotic animals, and trampoline acrobatics ran from 1pm to 4pm on Friday while Light UpTown bathed the buildings in colours from 8:30pm to 11pm. Of course, busker performances continued through the 4 days. Saturday night was the Late Night Adult Show and on Sunday, The Vaudeville Show wrapped up the carnival at 4pm.


The busker acts included:

Acromaniacs, Hamilton - acrobatics

Tim the Juggling Fool, Peterborough - juggling, comedy

Tomko Lamb, Calgary - dulcimer

Lurk, New Zealand - pantomime, comedy

Humans Against Gravity, Vancouver - teeterboarding, acrobatics

Silver Elvis, Toronto - silver Elvis

Furry Eggs, New York - wine goblet rim music

Bill Ferguson, Vancouver - comedy

Mark Segal, Glasgow Scotland - ladder balancing, juggling, comedy

Silly People, Kitchener - balloon artistry, comedy

Chameleon, London England - clowning, comedy, improv

Michael David Hirschbach, Halifax - comedy, mime, juggling, puppetry, unicycling

YoYo Man, Denver Colorado - yoyo mastery

Karl Salter, Connecticut - circus feats, fire eating

Seams Like Magic, Waterloo - balloon artistry, face painting, comedy

Stephen Elve, Halifax - magician, comedy

2s A Crowd, Los Angeles - comedy, hip hop, street moves