Public Performance

>> Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I've decided to do a short series on my home town of San Francisco in response to the last entry. I didn't realize exactly how much I love the city until I left. It offers a certain flavor or vibe that I grew up in and is embedded into me. So part two is the sights of San Francisco that most people normally miss. Let me introduce you to Larry "Bucketman" Hunt:

This guy always brings a smile to my face when I am coming in or out of powell station. He seriously loves drumming and being able to entertain tourists walking by. The nearby stores don't really mind him since he brings shoppers to the area. His background and story is something that humbles me. Read the full story here. Apparently some nice guy also set up a myspace page for him too.

And now Fisherman's Wharf proudly- or not so proudly -presents the famous "Bushman". This fella is...well...he's......unique. Just watch the video and you can tell.

Honestly...there are no words for this guy. He spends his day scaring people...behind a fake bush. He's entertaining though - I'll give him that - and seems pretty harmless to me. To me he's just another unique character I enjoying seeing on the streets of San Fran. There's one last guy I want to mention that does not have a myspace page or some youtube video. His name is Billy, he sits just outside the Van Ness station on the corner near the #47/49 bus stop. In the four years I spent walking to the station from school this man has sat on that corner every day. And everyday I walked past him he'd be there giving passerbys a friendly "good morning" or "have a good evening". He's just some ordinary guy trying to make it in the world by spare change or leftovers. In my eyes these three individuals make up an image of the city I grew up in and the city I miss.


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