February 17, 2013

Living Statue

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 I've seen a lot of statues in Sarasota, but never a living statue.  And, this one was attracting a lot of attention. 

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This guy was at the downtown Farmers Market yesterday performing as a statue, which occasionally would transform into a robot which would then play the guitar and sing and then transform back into a statue.  His name is Ralph and he told me with a nice North Carolina twang that this is the third time he's performed at the Sarasota Farmers Market.  He was really quite good...as still as...well, a statue...and he could make robotic whistling and whirling sounds that were right on the mark.  And, his brief singing stints were pretty good as well.  Rather entertaining.  I can't help but wonder, though, what it's like to wear all that white makeup for so many hours.

11 comments:

Andy said...

I have seen other performers doing the statue stint. They are so amazing. When they are standing perfectly still a lot of people get fooled.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a multi talented performer SRQ. I should think he was pretty popular with the crowds.

Kathy said...

I've encountered a few of these over the years but never a singing, guitar-playing one! And what about those birds? I don't suppose they had a routine too.

cieldequimper said...

I always want to tickle them...

Lowell said...

I also have seen this kind of thing before and certainly give them credit for being able to stand so still for such a long time. Great photos - love the birds!

Michelle said...

I would like to see his performance!

LOLfromPasa said...

Nice photos which make me smile. Loving your sunshine too :).

Kay said...

Heck, that's what people in the Pacific Northwest look like if they stand still in the middle of winter. . .we get pinker when the sun returns. Nice shots! He looks like fun.

Jack said...

What a way to earn a living, SRQ. Pop some dough in his hat.

SFlaGuy said...

Sort of the opposite of ADHD. I saw a guy on South Beach covered in silver paint. He consistently scared the heck out of people when he moved. He scared me thinking of what that toxic paint was doing to him.

LONDONLULU said...

I do love watching these statue performers, how do they stay so still? Must be hard work but looks like he was having a good time.