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Forum: FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS 08-16-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,028
Posted By sippy
Hi Steven, We (Stilt Guys) will be there...

Hi Steven,

We (Stilt Guys) will be there doing roaming walkabout and our Art$Fortune installation which blends stilts/living statue. This will be our first time performing at TO Buskers, but...
Forum: GIGS - OTHER 07-30-12, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,408
Posted By sippy
Thanks for all of your submissions everyone! ...

Thanks for all of your submissions everyone! Today is the last day of first round auditions for now, but we may have opportunities in the future. We will notify if we are opening up for more...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 07-26-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,927
Posted By sippy
Work with someone who knows how to walk on Stilts...

Work with someone who knows how to walk on Stilts to help train you... ESPECIALLY before gigging on them. When you have children running around you, drunk adults falling into you, and unfamiliar...
Forum: GIGS - OTHER 07-11-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,408
Posted By sippy
STILT GUYS NEED MORE STILT GUYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 11, 2012

STILT GUYS NEED MORE STILT GUYS
Auditions to Fill Busy Schedule

The Stilt Guys (Mark Lefebvre and Kyle Sipkens) announce they're holding auditions to...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 07-08-12, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,560
Posted By sippy
Montreal Busker Taken Down by Police

Here's an article you may have seen popping up around the internet of a Montreal Busker who was taken down by police midshow. Police claim he was being combative and warned several times during the...
Forum: FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS 05-21-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,918
Posted By sippy
It's unfortunate and fundamentally wrong......

It's unfortunate and fundamentally wrong... however (at least up here) that seems to be the nature and legality of city owned spaces. While you have been working there for 10 years, they would...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 05-16-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,673
Posted By sippy
BC is weird. Surrounding the Olympics there were...

BC is weird. Surrounding the Olympics there were EXTREMELY heavy restrictions and, since it is such a major tourist area, they already have heavy restrictions in place. As I understand it, there...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 04-03-12, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,296
Posted By sippy
Hi Coral! I'm very surprised to hear about...

Hi Coral!

I'm very surprised to hear about this new legislation. We were just at Trafalgar this past summer performing for an event which we were invited to, but we arrived a couple days early...
Forum: FESTIVAL AND PITCH ETHICS 03-26-12, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,478
Posted By sippy
I've seen Buskers have a negative reaction to a...

I've seen Buskers have a negative reaction to a percentage of their hat from other festivals. I think you're right to be wary of that vodvill. But the idea of requesting (like a suggested donation...
Forum: FESTIVAL AND PITCH ETHICS 03-23-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,478
Posted By sippy
In my opinion: I'm not familiar with your...

In my opinion:

I'm not familiar with your festival or your cities bylaws around performance in public space... But... I would say that the best course of action is to clearly mark which areas...
Forum: FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS 03-09-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By sippy
Clowns Canada is one that we've been looking into...

Clowns Canada is one that we've been looking into using. We've heard great things since it still covers fire and is year round for roughly the price you'd pay for a one-time fee.
Forum: FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS 03-09-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By sippy
You can try contacting Flame Oz (if you know...

You can try contacting Flame Oz (if you know them), see which company they went through. The company I've used in the past was http://www.palcanada.com/content/view/90/45/lang,en/ They're a bit...
Forum: FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS 03-08-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,560
Posted By sippy
Not every canadian festival requires it. Let me...

Not every canadian festival requires it. Let me know if you can't find an aussie company which covers in canada. I may be able to recommend some canadian ones (I'm not sure if you need to be a...
Forum: CURTAIN CALLS 01-14-12, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,279
Posted By sippy
The picture link didn't seem to work... I'll work...

The picture link didn't seem to work... I'll work on it
Forum: CURTAIN CALLS 01-14-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,279
Posted By sippy
USA Rudy Williams

I know I'm late posting this but I thought he deserved mention in here as well:

Rudy Williams was known as the "Mayor of Beale St.". He was a fixture on Memphis' historic strip where Blues was...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 10-11-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,158
Posted By sippy
News: Street Theatre Used to Curb Bad Drivers

Here's a great article from Caracas about the city employing mimes to be used as bad driving deterrents! These mimes are standing out in traffic to wave fingers at bad drivers!
...
Forum: TOOLS OF THE TRADE 08-17-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,979
Posted By sippy
Question Fender Passport or Yamaha Stagepas?

Hey all!

My technological ineptness is finally catching up to me. Looking at buying a sound system capable of competing with all the noise at an outdoor festival. I'm hoping to buy a system...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 05-16-11, 10:17 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 121,204
Posted By sippy
Canada Stilt Guys in Memphis (AGAIN!)

Hey All!

We were down in Memphis last week for the World BBQ Championships and brought our Stilt Mountie Characters (which we will be taking to England this summer)! As you may know, most of the...
Forum: BUSKING Q&A/GENERAL PERFORMING TOPICS 05-02-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,535
Posted By sippy
We're originally based out of Windsor and Toronto...

We're originally based out of Windsor and Toronto (Canada). And we go year round... Santa Claus Parades, Winter Festivals, Etc. We're on our stilts in all kinds of weather (as long as the ground...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 04-30-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,900
Posted By sippy
I've posted it to our pages. The Stilt Guys have...

I've posted it to our pages. The Stilt Guys have friends in NZ & Japan and helping spread the word to help fundraising efforts in NZ is the least we can do!
Forum: ITEMS FOR SALE 03-06-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,845
Posted By sippy
You did? Must take a bit for the PMs to show...

You did? Must take a bit for the PMs to show up... It's not in my inbox yet. I'll give it a couple minutes to see if the message shows up.

But just in case my email is kyle@stiltguys.com
Forum: ITEMS FOR SALE 03-06-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,845
Posted By sippy
Hey Alex! I may be interested in both mics....

Hey Alex!

I may be interested in both mics. But I would definitely need both headsets. I am also looking for a case, but I'm not sure this one is deep enough for all of our props (and shipping it...
Forum: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH... 02-28-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,518
Posted By sippy
Joined! Feel free to join ours as well! ...

Joined! Feel free to join ours as well!

http://www.facebook.com/StiltGuys

We worked together a few years ago at Windsor Buskerfest (not sure if you remember or not haha)
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 02-14-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,448
Posted By sippy
We're working on getting a contract to get back...

We're working on getting a contract to get back down there in May. Apparently the crowds are HUGE! Tens of Thousands of people per day! So definitely a great opportunity to put on a show! (I just...
Forum: SPECIFIC PITCHES/CITIES/COUNTRIES 02-14-11, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,448
Posted By sippy
I wouldn't suggest trying to Busk without a...

I wouldn't suggest trying to Busk without a permit and, during May, it sounds as though the streets may be too packed to do an actual show. They did bust a guy busking with his guitar right in front...
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