Although Pub Street is a big hit with tourists, it's an area we prefer to avoid, mainly because it's become noisy and crowded, prices are inflated, tuk-tuk drivers drive you crazy, and beggars abound. So it was only by chance that we were in Pub Street area, and once again enjoyed Mr. Pinchor. Last year he had a rickety cart equipped with a huge loudspeaker that carried all his equipment. Nowadays, he walks the streets carrying a boom-box, with all his stage equipment under one arm.
While we sat at a cafe enjoying a cold drink, he set up his show only a few feet in front of us. I managed to capture a few photos...Not great, but maybe this video (click on this to see the video) will give you an idea of what lengths some people in this country will go to, in order to make ends meet.
|Setting up his equipment|
Boom-box on the curb
The ring of knives is real
He adds a couple of huge knives at the bottom
|He sets the big knives at the bottom on fire|
|He dives through the ring of knives and fire|