History of the Waterloo Busker Carnival: 2006 - Year 18

Construction in UpTown Waterloo presented some challenges for the carnival that ran from August 24th to 27th in 2006. A new bus shelter was being built in front of the parkade and that meant a popular pitch space (performance area) could not be used. Enter the 21st Century Gargoyles to hang from the 4-storey parking garage for their 45 minute performances.

There was also construction happening around the main plaza (Waterloo Public Square) but that didnt get in the way of yet another successful carnival. You can check out "Whats Happening When" below from the new format, full colour program.

The 2006 carnival lineup included:

The Dan Show, Winnipeg - improv, acrobatics, contortion, magic, juggling, fire eating

Sublimit, Japan - acrobatics, gymnastics, dance

Flyn Bob, Red Deer - juggling, wire walking, comedy

Scott Hammell, Toronto - magic

Arizona Jones, Australia - comedy, magic, fire, whip cracking

The Cowgirl Show, Embrun ON - circus stunts, comedy, yo-yo

Exusulis, Ottawa - juggling, acrobatics, fire eating, violin

The Furry Eggs, New York - glass harmonics

21st Century Gargoyles, Edmonton - high wire, aerial, unique acrobatics

The Three Legged Man, Toronto - comedy

Zoosse-Mobile - unique percussion with household items, audience participation

Dana Smith and Lacey, California - comedy, juggling, circus tricks, and Lacey the dog

Miyako Palmer, Red Deer - face painting

Handsome Little Devils, Denver - vaudeville comedy, dance, song, juggling, pogo sticks

Pedro Tochas, Portugal - mime, comedy, storytelling

Svetlana Translyvania, Boston - acrobatics, comedy, contortion

Davio, Montreal - balancing extraordinaire

Dr. Kaboom, Osgoode ON - balloon artistry, comedy, clowning

Daniel Craig of The Dan Show makes his 2nd appearance at the carnival and shows once again why he's a fan favourite.