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Published September 11th 2011
Adelaide does pretty well for itself when it comes to street music. From the soothing sounds of The Chapman Stick Guy, to the pounding club beats of The Keyboard Guy With Long Hair and Sunglasses, there is something for everyone to enjoy, let's not forget the Bikie Flautist.
However when the Fringe Festival is out of town, it's not often that I get really wowed but a street performer. It happened today though, when I saw the Rundle Yoyo performer.
He is a likeably nerdy looking guy with big glasses and a handmade sign with a drawing of himself and something written in Chinese. He has a miniscule speaker stand for his ipod that politely cranks out power pop at barely audible volumes. Most importantly though, he handles his Yoyo like a magician; never dropping it, never even thinking about it, pulling out moves that that don't just make you think, "wow, how did he do that" but have you shouting "what did he even do just then?"
He thanked every person that I saw make a donation, even while he was doing some kind of double-under-the-leg-triple-axle-roundhouse move. Whether you're new to Adelaide or a ninth generation resident, this guy is worth keeping an eye out for, so drop him some change on your next trip down the strip.