We’ve always loved watching any kind of performances, be it on the streets or in the comfy of cushioned chairs. So when Sentosa Buskers Festival rolled into town (more specifically, into Sentosa!) we were thrilled!
We were already on a high from all the painting we were doing in the afternoon & were pretty psyched to go to Sentosa because:
1. we haven’t been to Sentosa since they’ve replaced the monorails (& that was months ago)
2. This is the first time ever that I’m going to a proper buskers festival. Singapore hosted a couple of buskers festival before (like River Buskers Festival, Science Buskers Festival) but I’ve never been to any of those. Plus, the line-up for Sentosa’s Buskers Festival was amazing (or so I read)!
When we (& a cabinful of people) arrived, the place was swarmed with people & families. It was a pretty sight!
Anyway, we reached a bit later & so went straight to The Imbiah Garden in hopes of catching a performance midway!
Rani Huszar was halfway into her act when we sat down & she was a delight!
She flirted with the crowd, managed to get a really sporting volunteer & definitely engaged the crowd (after much prodding!- you know how slack Singaporeans can be, hehe). Eventually, we lapped up her act.
Especially when she managed to curl & fold & twist herself into a small clear box. Oh, we just love it when any kind of act involves some amazing human feat don’t we!
She was pretty nice as well & had so many hidden costumes & cool accessories for people who wanted to take photos with her.
We stayed on at Imbiah to watch Viktor Rubilar – famous football juggler from Argentina. I thought he was going to be just another juggler but from the moment he opened his mouth to speak, I was so wrong!
He was so funny & downright entertaining! He still wow-ed us with his juggling – he used almost every part of his body, from finger to leg to head & did his 3 to 4 to 5 ball juggling!
I enjoyed his jokes & crowd-ribbing the most. And when Victor, the self-proclaimed “Single & very available” latino did a strip tease to reveal a bikini tan shape, I couldn’t stop laughing!
His accent was really cute too. I think he was hands down my most favourite.
We walked over to the Songs Of The Sea stage. By then it was dark & there were so many people lounging around or headed to the beach. I liked the fact that being on Sentosa gave it a holiday feel.
Here are some acts that we managed to catch before the festival ended!
I had front row seats for Duke Dreamer, the busker from Down Under!
I wish we came earlier so we could watch every single busker. I’ve always wanted to watch a live comedian perform in front of an audience – because we always watch it on youtube but for once I would love to see & hear stand up comedians in real life! Oh well, maybe next time.
I hope they come back next year with more eclectic acts! Cannot wait!
(If you’ve missed this year & want to know more about who were the other buskers, check out the official website of Sentosa Buskers Festival 2010!)
|Snapshots of Sentosa Buskers Festival 2010
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